All about orchids
Orchids are one of the largest families of plants on Earth, second only to Asteraceaes; the group of flowers that include daisies and sunflowers. This incredibly diverse family of flowers includes around 25,000 species, which can be found on every continent on the planet, except Antarctica. From rainforests to mountain tops, orchids are found pretty much wherever plants can grow. There are even species that spend most of their life underground.
On top of the vast variety of locations they are found in worldwide, they can also be found growing on multiple different surfaces: attached to trees, on top of rocks or in the soil, and come in all shapes, sizes, colours. This, and the hybridisation by humans that commenced in the late 19th century, all contribute to creating the stunning, diverse and iconic family of plants that are the Orchidaceae.