Flamboyant, intriguing, beautiful and exotic, orchids have evolved to become the largest family of plants in the world. This book by two of the world's leading orchid authorities presents everything you need to know to identify, choose and display these delightful flowers successfully. It contains guidance on equipment; feeding and watering; and dealing with pests and diseases. A directory describes and illustrates a wide range of species and hybrids, providing information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. With over 600 glorious photographs, this is the definitive guide to growing and caring for these well-loved plants.