Species: Ludisia discolor
Common name(s): Jewel Orchid
Native to: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Borneo, Cambodia, Sumatra, Myanmar, and Philippines
Temperature preferences: Warm to hot growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Ludisia discolor is a Jewel Orchid that is especially well suited for growing in a terrarium. This species appreciates a moist to wet media to grow in. Also, it likes medium to low light making it a great understory plant. L. discolor only blooms once a year with a 4-12" tall flower stalk covered in small white and yellow flowers. However, the foliage is what really appeals to many people. The leaves are a dark green to almost dark red appearing leaves with bright red lateral lines. The stems are also a gorgeous red color that adds even more interest to this species. If the leaves begin to show a lot of pale red color, they are receiving too much light. This is typically not an issue in most terrariums though.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 5
Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5" pot. Will be shipped bareroot.
I received my plant today. It is in good condition and healthy. Looking forward to watching it grow.