While light requirements vary depending on the variety, as a general rule most orchids prefer filtered to bright light. For long-term health, orchids do not do well in lowlight environments.
Orchid roots do not like to be confined. Orchid pots have holes to allow for the best air circulation and drainage for your plants. If you prefer a standard non-perforated pot, make sure the planting medium is extremely loose.
In their natural environments orchids grow in trees. When grown indoors, orchids prefer orchid bark and mixes instead of soil. This allows for proper air-circulation, water drainage, and root stimulation.