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Ludisia discolor, Haemaria discolor, Anoectochilus dawsonianus, Myoda rufescens, Jeweled Ludisia, Jewel Orchid, Goodyera

Ludisia discolor, Haemaria discolor, Anoectochilus dawsonianus, Myoda rufescens

Jeweled Ludisia, Jewel Orchid, Goodyera
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: India, Indonesia, South East Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers of Ludisia discolor are borne both singly and in clusters of two or three, and are generally pink, white, or off-white in color. Each flower is characterized by its bell shape and a yellow center. It is a low-growing groundcover, often reaching no greater than 2ft in height, which makes it a great choice to plant in containers or underneath trees and shrubs. Its foliage is also a great ornamental feature, boasting eye-catching metallic stripes and a shiny, almost glass-like surface.

When it comes to growing Ludisia discolor, the plant does best in warm temperatures and in areas with moderate moisture levels. It is also an epiphyte, meaning it can also grow in semi-shade as long as it is not exposed to direct sunlight. However, in colder regions, where temperatures can dip as low as 30s F, the plant must be grown in a pot, preferably in the porch or any other sheltered area. In these conditions, the soil should be kept moist in winter, but not overly wet, and care should be taken to consistently apply a balanced liquid fertilizer.

In conclusion, Ludisia discolor is an attractive and low-maintenance plant that's great for a wide range of climates. Its bright, fragrant flowers and ornamental foliage add a touch of elegance to any garden. Plus, it's easy to look after and can even tolerate cold temperatures for a short time, making it an excellent choice for colder climates.





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Haemaria discolor - Jewel Orchid

Jeweled Ludisia, Jewel Orchid, Goodyera. Dark green leaves criscrossed with red lateral lines, that makes them quite appealing even when not in bloom. Fragrant flowers that last 2 to 3 weeks.

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$37.95