Sales of orchids rise at Waitrose & Partners – shop 5 beautiful varieties now

Olivia Heath
Photo credit: LoveOrchids.co.uk/Double H

From House Beautiful

We’ve always been fond of the elegant orchid so it’s welcome news that sales of the exotic plant are quite literally blooming at Waitrose & Partners.

Making it the must-have indoor plant this year, the supermarket reveals sales of British orchids have increased by 43 per cent year on year.

Additionally, search terms for the diverse flowering plant are also up 67 per cent year on year.

Photo credit: LoveOrchids.co.uk/Double H

Waitrose & Partners' orchids are grown by Double H Nursery in Milton Keynes where over two million plants are grown every year. In fact, each orchid actually takes an entire year to grow before they are available for customers to buy in store or at waitrosegarden.com and waitroseflorist.com.

Although often associated with all things luxury, you can actually buy orchids from just £7.50 at Waitrose, perfect to brighten up your home or as a beautiful gift.

'Orchids bring vibrant colour to a home, are low maintenance and continue to flower throughout the year. Even when you might think that the plant might have perished, it will come back and flower at a later date, making this a perfect houseplant for those who might not be very green-fingered,' says Chris Wood, Product Developer for Horticulture and Outdoor for Waitrose & Partners.

'We sell over 100 varieties of orchids and our customers particularly like our Violet Queen variety which has was won an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) last year.'

Shop 5 of our favourite orchids below:

Photo credit: Waitrose Garden
Photo credit: Waitrose Garden
Photo credit: Waitrose Garden
Photo credit: Waitrose Florist
Photo credit: Waitrose Garden

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