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Macodes lowii

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Species: Macodes lowii

Common name(s): Jewel Orchid, Lightning Leaves

Native to: Indonesia

Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing

Water preferences: Medium to high moisture

Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial

General Information and Care: Macodes lowii is another one of the many wonderful Jewel Orchids that Glass Box Tropicals offers. This species appreciates typical terrarium conditions in terms of moisture and temperature. It does however prefer slightly lower light levels than what most plants can tolerate making it a great choice for an understory plant. You may consider planting Bromeliads epiphytically above it, or allowing a medium to larger leaved vine to crawl up the background and shade the plant slightly. This species will typically flower once a year with white flowers on a 10-14” tall flower stalk. If your tank is not that tall, do not worry, it will simply bend over when it reaches the top of the tank. Typically customers grow this species for the foliage instead of the flower though. As you can see from the photos, the foliage is quite stunning!

*If you have snails or slugs, we do not recommend this species. It seems to be a magnet for them and they can quickly kill the plant once in your terrarium.

Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 5

Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5” pot. Will be shipped potted.


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