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Macodes Petola - Lightning Jewel Orchid

2" Nursery Pot

We're captivated by this new arrival in the shop and are convinced it they won't last long! The Lightning Jewel Orchid is a rare and dazzles with velvety, dark green leaves spiced up with glorious veining. The foliage of the Lightning Jewel Orchidis sure to make a splash among a sea of typical green leaves, making it a must-have for any rare houseplant collection. The Lightning Jewel Orchid will bring a flash of color for certain!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Macodes petola
  • Common Name: Lightning 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.