Jewel Orchid Care Guide

Last Updated: June 10, 2022

Basic Jewel Orchid Care

Jewel Orchids are fast becoming one of the most popular houseplants due to their lightning bolt veined leaves! Below you find everything you need to know to care for your incredible Jewel Orchid.


Medium Light

I prefer areas that aren’t too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.


Water Frequently

I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.


High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Keep them far away from direct light

Jewel Orchid plants will wilt quickly if placed in direct light so you want to find a spot with medium light levels.

Keep the soil moist

Jewel Orchids need frequent watering to keep the soil moist. If the soil is dry for too long it can cause your Jewel Orchid to die.

Jewel Orchids love humidity

Along with frequent watering, we recommend misting your Jewel Orchid several times a week. Other simple tips to increase humidity include using a pebble tray or buying a humidifier.

They need warmer temperatures

Jewel Orchids cannot tolerate cold so you want to keep it away from draft windows or AC vents. Room temperature or above is what they need.

Only fertilise during spring and summer

Jewel Orchids only need fertiliser in the warmer growth months so hold off during winter. We recommend diluting the feed more than it says on the bottle to avoid fertiliser burn.

Propagate by division of the mother plant

The best way to propagate a Jewel Orchid is by dividing the mother plant into several smaller plants.

Jewel Orchids are safe for pets

Luckily Jewel Orchids are non-toxic for pets and humans so you don’t need to worry about having them around your home.


Jewel Orchid FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Jewel Orchid.


Common Problems with your Jewel Orchid

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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