Ludisia discolor- Jewel Orchid...Check out her velvety leaves! The velvety deep purple/green leaves are lined with bright pink pinstripes! Out of all the Orchids I have had over the years the Ludisia discolor is definitely the easiest I have had the pleasure to own. Unlike other fussy Orchids, she grows in soil rather than the air she also prefers shade making her very easy to care for. I only have a small batch of these, all about to flowe.
Care: Medium to low light with be fine. Keep the soil moist and water about every 10 days. Take care not to have her sitting in water. When I water my plants I always check the soil first by sticking my finger about 3 cm down to check if it still feels damp I also tend to look underneath the plant at the drainage holes and if the soil is damp I hold off until next time. I generally feed all my plants once a month or weakly weekly.
Provided her with a good level of humidity, this will really help her flourish also help stop their tips from going brown and crispy! You can help raise the humidity by misting regularly, placing your plants on a moist pebbles tray also grouping your plants closer together or even a humidifier.
Pot size is 12cm
The total height is approximately 22-29cm tall