Despite what people think, Orchids are remarkably easy to grow and maintain in a household setting. Light As you can imagine, light is essential to the growth of all plants and flowers. Helpfully, an Orchid's leaves will tell you whether they are getting enough light. Light Green - this means that the Orchid is getting the perfect amount of light. Yellow - the Orchid is getting too much sunlight, so try to move the Orchid to an area that is more shaded. Dark Green - the Orchid is not getting enough light. The leaves go dark to enable the plant to absorb as much light as possible.