The common name for this beauty is “Jewel Orchid”. This Malaysian species is terrestrial; it grows in a well-drained soil mix. This orchid is mainly grown for its gorgeous foliage. The oval leaves are black with a network of copper veins and red on the reverse. The stem creeps along the soil or will hang over the container. It blooms in the winter with clusters of small white flowers with a yellow center. It grows well in an average home. Allow it to get dry between watering.
Care of Ludisia discolor:
Part shade, temp. 50-90 degrees, 6 to 8 in. tall, will trail 10-12 in. easy grower, winter bloomer.
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot. Each plant will have at least 1 rooted cutting with most likely two tips, possibly more.
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