8. It takes patience to grow an orchid. The plant’s first flowers won’t appear until at least 5 to 7 years after germination. The houseplants you find in stores are often a decade old!
9. Some orchid flowers bloom for mere hours, while others last up to half a year. If you’re planning on using orchids in an arrangement for an event, ask your florist which are the longest-lasting to get the most bang for your buck.
10. Orchid flowers always grow upside down when mature. Their petals tend to be thick and heavy so who can blame them?