overhead view of ludisia discolor var. nigrescens.
overhead view of ludisia discolor var. nigrescens.
ludisia discolor var. nigrescens.
ludisia discolor var. nigrescens.
Profile view of ludisia discolor var. nigrescens.

Jewel Orchid - Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens

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Jewel Orchid - Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens

Ludisia discolor is a species of terrestrial orchid, commonly called a Jewel Orchid, that grows along the forest floor. Jewel orchids get their common name from their beautiful foliage. Unlike most orchids, Jewel orchids are grown for their incredible foliage instead of their flowers. The dark velvety leaves of Jewel orchids are usually adorned with vibrant streaks or patterns that run down the leaf.
Ludisia discolor is a very easy orchid to grow! These orchids make great terrarium plants and prefer humidity levels between 60-90%. Keep the substrate moist at all times but not soaking. Maintain low to moderate light levels and temperatures between 60-80 Degrees.

A 72 Hour Heat Pack should be added to any order containing perishable, or live, organisms (clean up crew or live plants) going to a location experiencing temperatures below 50 Degrees F. 

* We cannot offer any guarantees for organisms shipped without a heat pack during the winter / cold months. Please note that we are located in Ohio and will need to added a heat pack to any order being shipped during the late Fall, winter and, and early spring seasons.

* Any order containing live organisms that does not have a 72 hour heat pack added to order will be contacted before shipping to have a heat pack added to the order; at an additional charge before shipping.