The large and spectacular Jewel Orchid fromBorneo. A very rare species from the tropical jungles, a grower of the shady wet rainforest. Best grown in a shallow pot or tray, in a media that drains well but stays damp and not wet. When growing, warmth and high humidity are required, while in the cooler drier months, less water is needed. The intricately veined leaves will reach a length of 3 inches (8 cm) or so, to 3 inches ( 7.5cm) wide. The colourful sparkling veins on a dark background act as a light trap. Ideally suited to windowsill and terrarium culture.