Wanted: Exotic species that enjoys spending time indoors and sitting around looking pretty. Delicate features and good breeding essential.
Find a suitable match at Orchidya — a colourful new orchid shop now open in Bloomsbury. Most of the plants arrive from a 30,000-square-foot glasshouse in Lincolnshire, although rare breeds can be imported from as far as Taiwan and Thailand. Choose varieties ranging from the common phalaenopsis to the wild vanda or hybrid cambria, available in up to fifteen stunning shades.
The beauties are well cultured, low maintenance (need to be watered only once a week) and can be as cheap (£10) or expensive (£500) as you fancy.
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Orchidya, 42 Store Street, WC1E 7DB (020 8355 5028 or orchidya.com).