But perhaps less known, but no less significant, is the fact that Singapore used to be home to more than 220 species of native orchids. Over time, the natural habitats of many of these species of orchids have been replaced by buildings, roads and other infrastructure.
Why is Singapore’s national flower an orchid?
In the end, the Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as the National Flower for its “resilience and year-round blooming quality”. A cross between Vanda hookeriana and Vanda teres, the orchid is named in memory of Miss Agnes Joaquim, who bred the flower in her garden at Tanjong Pagar in 1893.
How much sunlight do orchids need a day?
It needs filtered light 5 to 8 hours a day.
Where do you put orchids?
An ideal place for the orchid to live is in a room that stays at a consistent temperature through the day, away from drafts, fruit and where it can receive indirect sunlight.