orchids

Orchid was a figure from Greek mythology who was said to be behind the existence of the plants after they were converted into a flower by the gods.


Description

Comes in a variety of colours due to the diversity of hybrid types. All orchid flowers grown have a specified set of patterns.



Habitat

Orchids have been found on every continent expect Antarctica.


Type

Orchidaceae is one of the largest plant families in the world with 25,000 types officially classified, and with one hundred thousand hybrid species cultivated industrially.

The more common species of orchids growing in the United Kingdom are Slipper Orchids, Moth Orchids and Boat Orchids.

 

Care Tips

In general, orchids prefer bright light but not direct sunlight, humidity and good air circulation, and moist soil.


Did you know ? 

Orchids were very popular in the 19th century, when most people were willing to pay a large amount of money to own one.