I really just love having orchids in the house. They are just so very beautiful and elegant, and they last such a long time. I have had orchids that looked gorgeous for over a 4 month period. This also makes them quite economical to have instead of cut flowers which are quite costly and usually only last a week. I did not know that the orchid family has over 30,000 naturally occurring species and more than 110,000 registered hybrids. What an amazing assortment!