Macodes sanderiana x limii is in the same genus as the Lightning Jewel Orchid, but this gorgeous hybrid has glowing orange-and-green venation with dark leaves. This miniature collector's plant brings us so much joy with its velvet leaves and surprising coloration. Although technically an orchid, this plant is grown more for its foliage than its small blooms. This species from New Guinea has shimmering leaves with veins that look like gold dust! These plants flower at a small size but will eventually grow to 4" or 5" across. Jewels can be finicky growers, but this one is perhaps the easiest to grow for us!
Grow in warm conditions and light as for Phalaenopsis or even shadier. They prefer New Zealand sphagnum moss and want to approach dryness at the roots between watering. Change the moss once per year, being careful not to damage the hairy roots.