Jewel OrchidsJewel Orchids are easily recognized by their beautiful leaves. They come in many different varieties and are grown for their foliage rather than flowers. They do produce small white flowers, but the leaves are their claim to houseplant fame. Unlike other types of orchids, Jewel Orchids are not epiphytes and instead grow in soil. This means they require different care than other orchids. There are many species of Jewel orchids and they originate mostly from southeast Asia and the Pacific. They are mostly native to Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and India.
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The increasing demand for these exotic plants as ornaments has significantly depleted their numbers in the wild. This is why we source our plants from sustainable growers and propagate our own plants through tissue culture.
Temperature: Generally, your jewel orchids are comfortable at room temperature. If the temperature falls below 50° F, you will need to find a way to keep your tropical plants warm. Do not put them in front of a heater or radiator. During winter, position your jewel orchid at least 4 feet away from the heat source in your home. The most comfortable temperature for your jewel orchid is between 60° – 78° F.
Humidity: These orchids like many other houseplants like humidity between 50-70%. Consider putting your jewel orchid in your bathroom or kitchen. These orchids can grow well in terrariums because they like humidity or with other plants that have similar environmental needs.
Light: Jewel orchids like indirect light but also benefit from supplemental lighting in the winter indoors with an LED light.
Water your plant when the top of the soil medium is dry. Consider using distilled water at room temperature instead of tap water, which might contain heavy minerals that can cause nutrient overload. You can water your plant from the top down, or you can place it in a tray of water so it can take water from the roots up.