Ludisia discolor var. alba - White-Veined Jewel Orchid
Ludisia discolor var. alba is a rare variety of Ludisia discolor, grown for is beautiful shiny leaves. Our standard Ludisia discolor has velvety black leaves with reddish brassy stripes. But Ludisia discolor var. alba has bright green leaves with intense white veining. This plant looks a bit like Macodes petola, but it's as easy to grow as the standard Ludisia discolor!
Ludisia grow from thick subterranean rhizomatous stems, and the actual root system is very small. Because of that, it's important not to let your jewel orchids completely dry out.
• Light: Low to medium, indirect light
• Water: Keep growing medium lightly moist at all times
• Considerations: Mist regularly to create a humid environment. Clip flower spikes after blooms fade.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Ludisia discolor var. alba that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 2" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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