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A picture of a Jewel Orchids

Jewel Orchids

Goodyera spp.

Also known as


GoodyeraPubescens by Cdc25A (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Jewel Orchids

A close up of some patterned Goodyera Jewel Orchid leaves
A close up of some Goodyera Jewel Orchid leaves
Some patterned leaves on a Goodyera Jewel Orchid plant
A close up of some white flowers on a Goodyera Jewel Orchid plant
A close up of a Goodyera Jewel Orchid flowering

Jewel Orchids Overview

Goodyera is an orchid genus containing around 100 terrestrial species from the Orchidaceae family. These plants are also known as Jewel Orchids as they are typically grown for the leaves rather than the flowers. These plants are found around the world in a wide range of environments, some are hardier than others, particularly compared to other Jewel Orchid genera such as Macodes. They are often cultivated for their dark green, velvety foliage with white venation, the leaf shape and patterning varies across different species. The small flowers are discrete compared to many other cultivated orchids, growing in clusters on upright stems.

Common problems with Jewel Orchids

How to propagate Jewel Orchids



Special features of Jewel Orchids

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves