Orchids are rewarding plants. They are not demanding, and in the right conditions, they will display showy blooms for months.
Not edible. Non-toxic if accidentally ingested.
Good light is required for orchids but they can experience absolutely no direct sunlight, or the leaves will scorch. Rotate the plant from time to time to keep growth equal. They can tolerate low light and will thrive in an east window, or a shaded southerly or westerly exposure.
During the growing season, water the plant weekly or whenever its exposed roots turn silvery white. Water them in the morning and try to keep the potting media slightly damp. During the flowering season, you can cut the water back to every other week. Water should never be allowed to rest around the stem of the plant, as it may lead to root rot disease.