Ludisia discolor - Jewel Orchid
The Jewel Orchid is a showstopper, adored for its stunning foliage. The velvety deep purple-green leaves are lined with bright pink pinstripes, and grow densely on upright stems. The undersides of the leaves are a rich burgundy red, with a shiny texture that catches light beautifully. Like all orchid species, the Jewel Orchid flowers regularly. Jewel orchid flowers emerge in clusters along long stems that shoot out above the foliage. The flowers, small and white with bright yellow centers and pink stems, can last a month or more. Also known by its botanical name, Ludisia discolor, the Jewel Orchid is the only member of its genus, making it an entirely unique member of the orchid family, prized by houseplant collectors.
The Jewel Orchid is exceptionally easy to care for, making it a great option for people just beginning to keep houseplants. It is happiest in low-medium diffused light, but is tolerant of extremely low light conditions. Mist regularly to create a humid environment, and water when the first 1" of soil feels dry.
- 4" pot - specimens have 2-3 stems, approx 3-4" in length
- 6" pot - specimen has 3-4 stems, approximately 6-8" in length.
Ships in a plastic nursery pot. Pictures show 6" specimen. Hand Thrown Ceramic Planter sold separately. Natural variation in size and appearance does occur.
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I had to buy another after the first one became a quick favourite! The plant arrived healthy and well packaged.
The jewel orchid was shipped as a gift, and after a little tucking in and watering was a beautiful specimen, now thriving in NYC. Will always order from Pistils!
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package to find this plant so well-wrapped that it didn’t lose a single leaf or stem on its journey more than halfway across the country. The Ludisia Discolor I received has six individual stalks and fills the pot very nicely. The colors look fantastic and I’m so happy that my plant arrived healthy and has been thriving.