This item looks much better on the website photos than in person. When I took it out of the box I immediately thought it looked like it was unrealistic looking and made out of plastic. The color is also unrealistic looking so I don't think that even far away it can be mistaken for a real orchid. I am very disappointed in my purchase and even more disappointed I can't return it because it's a clearance item. I was skeptical about buying artifical flowers but read great things about Afloral so I decided to make my first purchase. Given the quality of the items I received, I don't think I will be making any future purchases.