The Jewel Orchids are primarily grown for the beauty of their foliage. They occur in humid, dappled light conditions with good air flow and can make great companions to Paphiopedilum and Phalaenopsis. Some can be tricky to keep happy long term so extra caution to proper cultural conditions and good quality water is recommended.
Habenaria and their relatives are know for their intensely brilliant flowers that mark the fall flowering season with lush foliage and tall spikes. They are Monsoonal Climate orchids and have very distinct (but straight forward) cultural requirements. (see each species for care)