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The Most Beautiful Orchid Species & Hybrids

Crichlow Orchids is the leading source for Orchids and other exotic plants. Our retail shop and garden at The Orchid Bistro, is the perfect place for a plant enthusiast to stop by and visit.

Although orchids are our main speciality, we have a wide array of exotic plants and palms, and also a wide selection of garden hardware Orchids are delicate and graceful flowers that symbolize beauty.Most cultivated orchids are native to the tropics. In their natural habitat, they attach themselves to the bark of trees, or the surface of other plants. Their thick, white roots are specially adapted to absorb moisture and dissolved nutrients. Because these tropical orchids usually grow high in the trees, rather than on the forest floor, they are accustomed to good air circulation and plenty of light. They prefer a 12-hour day, all year-round, and require a high intensity of light — about the same as midsummer conditions in temperate regions

There is a belief that an Orchid may bring many children to the home where it is living in; very often an orchid is presented to the expectant parents and is considered to be a good present.

The beauty, complexity and incredible diversity of orchid flowers are unrivalled in the plant world. These exotic beauties comprise the largest family of flowering plants on earth, with over 30,000 different species, and at least 200,000 hybrids. Orchids can be found in the equatorial tropics, the arctic tundra, and everywhere in between. The reason for this diversity lies in the orchid’s amazing ability to adapt to its given environment. With so many different orchid varieties that thrive in so many different growing conditions, it is relatively easy to find an orchid that is well suited to the conditions that you can provide — whether it is a kitchen window or a full-size greenhouse.