Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens
Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens is easily one of the most velvety plants we've seen in a while. Ludisia is a type of "Jewel Orchid," a terrestrial orchid grown for its foliage instead of its blooms. This particular variety of Ludisia has dark green leaves, somewhere between chocolate brown and olive green, that shimmer in the light. And with the copper stripe down the center of the leaves, it's hard not to stare at these plants for hours!
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. nigrescens that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 2" nursery pot. Please note, these are exceedingly juvenile plants whose root systems are still small. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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Waiting for this one to grow, but healthy as an infant
The plant was super healthy and well packaged. Excited to see it grow up!
I’m very pleased with my new Ludisia discolor var. nigrans. I got 2 and both are healthy and beautiful. Can’t wait for them to grow up!