Ludisia discolor grow and care – orchid herbaceous of the genus Ludisia also known as Jewel Orchid, Ludisia discolor perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 13+.
Leaves color green, purple, black, red mostly there is stripes on the veins srtipes color can be red, white or green, the bottom of the leaves can be red, and leaves shape is mostly oval with little hair like velvet.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s easy
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: All year
Pests and diseases: ?
Pruning season: All the years
How to prune: Cut the bloom stem after the bloom, and dead leaves
Size of the plant? 20-40 cm, 8-16 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Autumn / Winter
General information about the flower: Flower color white with yellow, the flowers grow on spike with four petals the top petal look like shell two side petals looks like wings and the down petal looks like bird tail.