Orchids are the national flower of Costa Rica. Some 1400 species of orchids grow in the country of which about 20% are endemic (found only here). Orchids are a popular crop for export. It's likely that some of the orchids you've purchased began their life in Costa Rica.
While heading from Monteverde to the Pacific Coast, we stopped at a nursery growing orchids for export. I didn't catch the name of it, but we were given time to explore the shaded space and take photos. The nursery covered several acres.
The blossoms were lovely and I thought I'd share you some of my favorites in this post.