There is a huge range of orchids in this extensive family. Every plant has its needs – right plant in the right place. For most of us, orchids are house plants though in warm climates they of course can be grown outside. For growing information, see Blooming Orchids.
These photos were taken several years ago and were in my archives.
My orchid-growing friend lives further south here in Florida. She claims she just puts them on the lanai (screened back porch), in the trees, or in her house and doesn’t do much. I have killed every orchid I have ever had which is why there is a lovely faux orchid in my living room. Let’s enjoy her amazing flowers.