I ordered this lovely plant for our Beach Home....when the package arrived, my husband opened it and he actually "scolded" me for buying a "REAL" orchid...lol! He said "Honey, we will only be there on the weekends and orchids are such difficult flowers to take care of"...Well, all I can say is that he was shocked that it wasn't real! It really looks real...you can almost smell the fragrance! Buy it & ENJOY it...I know I will! I absolutely LOVE it!