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Arizona: Not just cacti after all

by webdev

August 19, 2011

Although Arizona generally draws up images of sand and cacti, orchids can also grow in the desert, according to Arizona Public Media.

Multiple societies and organizations, including the Orchid Society of Arizona, Desert Valley Orchid Society and Tuscon Orchid Society are dedicated to informing orchid-enthusiasts that the gorgeous tropical flowers can in fact grow and thrive in the dry climate.

The year-round sunlight and a small amount of humidity provided by a greenhouse gives the plants good conditions to bloom up to four times per year, Mark Dimmitt, a member of the Tuscon Orchid Society told the news source.

In addition, other species native to the state, such as palm bark, may be a perfect potting medium for orchids, according to the Orchid Society of Arizona's website.

Lovers of this plant can also get orchids delivered to their door or a friend's. Whether choosing an elegant pink or white plant that stands on its own or a tropical bouquet that incorporates these unique blooms, these flower gifts are always well-received.

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