I never cared much for orchids but people kept giving them to me. Now my kitchen window sill is packed with these stubborn master survivors that don’t known when to say die. After having shared a space with them for years, all I can say is that orchids are the best next thing to a cat. Minimal care, maximal aesthetic delight. An orchid doesn’t care if you leave on holiday for 3 weeks. It’ll greet you with an absent nod and might even reward your absence with a fresh botanical composition.