Orchid Plant Facts
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Orchids belong to the family orchidaceae and are divided into two types, monopidal, which are single stemmed plants, and sympodial, which have multiple stems coming from a rhizome. Orchid plants adapt easily to their environment. There are varieties of orchids found in almost every corner of the world.
Orchids are not hard to grow. They come from a variety of locations, not just tropical areas. Orchid plants are long-living and bloom two to four times per year, depending on variety.
Orchids were a symbol of virility in ancient Greece. During the Middle Ages, orchids were used as part of healing regimens. Over time, they have been used as a symbol of love, luxury and beauty.
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Currently residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Curry began writing agricultural and frugal living articles in 2004. Her articles have appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Farm Chronicle and Country Family Magazine. Ms. Curry has also written SEO articles for textbroker.com. She holds an associate's degree in science from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.