Ludisia discolor is a species of terrestrial orchid, also known as a "Jewel Orchid". Unlike its epiphytic cousins, this orchid will grow well in a standard well-drained potting mix. Jewel orchids are primarily grown for their ornamental 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.
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