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Macodes Petola - Green Jewel Orchid

3" Nursery Pot

We're captivated by this new arrival in the shop and are convinced it they won't last long! The Macodes petola is a rare jewel orchid that dazzles with velvety, dark green leaves spiced up with shimmering silver veins. The foliage of the Green Jewel Orchid is as captivating as its name suggests, making it a must-have for any rare houseplant collection. Elegant, classy, and flashy, the Macodes petola is truly a "jewel" of the houseplant world. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Macodes petola
  • Common Name: Green 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%
  • Temperature60–85F
  • 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

Don't sweat, keeping your rare jewel orchid alive is a breeze! Find an area with bright, indirect light to maintain its maximum foliage interest. Only water when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. This ensures the roots don't sit in water. Although it will thrive with just about any humidity, a little on the higher side is desirable.