If you read the responses to folks requesting advice on how to care for plants that are native to the rain forests of the world there will almost always be one or more responses recommending not to water the plant very often. That would appear contrary to nature since in the rain forests of the world it rains daily for as long as 8 to 9 months each year. One of the plants that often receives this advice is the beautiful Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) which according to science is frequently found living either in water or on the fringes of a pool of water. A common answer when someone asks why their plant won't "flower" is to suggest the plant is likely too wet and then to suggest the plant only be watered when the leaves droop. I've read the same advice for jungle cactus such as Epiphyllum and Zygocactus species. True, these don't often live in the wettest portions of the rain forest but they are only found in nature in a rain forest! I found an article recently suggesting orchids should never be misted because the water will destroy the flowers and rot the leaves? I wanted to write the author and ask if she had ever been to a rain forest in Panama, Costa Rica or Ecuador where orchids are in bloom all the time? How in the world would Ma Nature make it rain for 9 months and not get water on the flowers or leaves? I frequently read similar advice saying to keep these plants in low light when many of the most popular rain forest plants are constantly trying to climb a tree to reach brighter light. I'd like to understand the reason that advice is given as well. I read the same thing for species that are members of families such as Philodendron, Anthurium, Epipremnum (Pothos), Monstera and many others. I am currently working on a proposal to a garden magazine for an article on the care of popular plant species that originate in the rain forests of the world. I've written many articles on related subjects in the past but keep running into a puzzling question in conflict with nature in the advice often given. I can't figure out where some of that advice started or why it persists since it often doesn't work. So I can better address the reasons why growers offer such advice I'd really appreciate your feedback. Your assistance will be much appreciated.