In the wild this orchid often grows in quite deep shade in the rainforest, where the soil is humous-rich. It likes moist but well-drained conditions, and often grows on sloping ground.
In cultivation some grow it cool, moist and shady, others keep it warmer, so we have listed it as intermediate. Either way it needs a bit of space, so grow it in big pots of soil based compost and provide regular, weak, feeds in the growing season.
This orchid is semi-deciduous and can grow as a deciduous or as an evergreen plant. If water is reduced in the autumn and the plant is kept cool the leaves may drop. It will resprout in the spring. If the temperature is a bit warmer and it retains the leaves, keep it slightly moist through the winter.