1. Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants. They have also been around the longest as they are one of the oldest flowers in existence. Since varieties of orchids are found all over the world, it’s accepted that orchids were in existence prior to the separation of the continents.
2. There are more than 25,000 documented orchid species throughout the world. And more are being discovered every day. This means the number of orchids on the planet is four times the number of birds and four times the number of mammals!
3. Although generally thought of as a tropical plant, orchids grow on every continent. In every climate, from the Arctic Circle to the southernmost jungle (except Antarctica). They’re valued and thought of as beautiful across continents and cultures with varying meanings and customs surrounding their existence.