Photo Credits: Pat Randall ( Saskatchewan Orchid Society)
These South American orchids are familiar to many as corsage orchids or in wedding bouquets. Plants vary from 10 cm in height to almost a meter in some cases. The flowers are large and come in many colors and in some cases with contrasting lips or multicolored petals (splash petals). More difficult to grow well than some orchids, they are tough, resilient plants which will survive some mistakes and once growing well provide rewarding displays.