With around 28,000 species worldwide, orchids are a varied, widespread and fascinating group of plants, prized for their exotic and spectacular blooms. With such a diversity, it’s not surprising that there are many beautiful orchids for growing as houseplants and others that are hardy enough to thrive outdoors. Easy-to-grow and long-flowering choices include ever-popular moth orchids and fragrant pansy orchids indoors, and hardy hybrids of purple-spired marsh orchids and exquisite slipper orchids outdoors. 

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