Ludisia Discolor also commonly known as Jewel Orchid- is grown for its interesting, very dark velvety leaves with pinstripe markings.
Pot size: 12 cm (diameter)
Plant size: 20 cm (without the pot)
Native to China, Ludisia is known for the spectacular dark velvety leaves lined with copper to red pinstripes. Ludisia Discolor is easy to grow given you provide it with even moisture all year round and the right potting mix. If your Jewel Orchid starts dropping leaves, it means you have been under-watering it. Don’t start watering it more right away! Instead, slowly increase watering over time. This plant is a terrestrial orchid, meaning it creeps on land, therefore it can grow in a shallow wide pot.
Ludisia is a good introduction plant into the Jewel Orchid world. It is more drought-tolerant than other Orchids, however, you should not let it dry out completely.
Medium-light, part shade
Keep evenly moist