Anoectochilus Roxburghii - ‘Jewel Orchid’

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Description

Jewel Orchids, also known as Ludisia discolor, are a type of orchid that are primarily grown for their beautiful, jewel-like foliage. They are native to Southeast Asia and can be found growing in humid, tropical forests.

The leaves of Jewel Orchids are the most striking feature of the plant. They are deep green to black in color and have velvety textures. The leaves are also adorned with stripes, dots, or veins of contrasting colors, usually white, pink, silver, or gold. These colors are what give Jewel Orchids their jewel-like appearance, hence the name.

Jewel Orchids are relatively easy to care for and can be grown as houseplants. They prefer bright, indirect light and moist, well-draining soil. They do not tolerate direct sunlight or over-watering, which can lead to root rot. They can be propagated through stem cuttings or division.

Jewel Orchids do produce small, insignificant flowers on tall spikes, usually in the winter. The flowers are white or pink and are not the main attraction of the plant. It is the foliage that makes Jewel Orchids a popular choice for indoor gardening.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Anoectochilus Roxburghii, Ludisia Discolor 
  • Common Name: Jewel Orchid 
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Native Range: Eastern/Southeastern Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light: Shade, medium indirect light
  • Water: Do not allow to completely dry, water thoroughly when growing medium begins to dry, but avoid keeping this plant soaking wet
  • Humidity: 50-80%
  • Temperature: 60–85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the growing season 
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Pests: Look out for aphids, spider mites, & mealybugs
  • Toxicity: non-toxic
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