Most orchids are grown for the beautiful shapes, colors and scents of their exotic flowers. Not Ludisia discolor!
This plant is unique in many ways as far as orchids go. Although it does flower, the main draw is the stunning foliage this plant produces.
Handy Growing Tips:
Unlike many orchids that you may be familiar with Ludisia discolor, or Jewel Orchid, is a terrestrial orchid and is not an epiphyte.
Terrestrial means that Ludisia orchids grow on land. In nature, they grow in soil on the forest floor, unlike some orchids like cattleya which grow on tree branches in nature and are typically grown in a bark mix in our homes.
Ordinary potting soil is perfect for Ludisia discolor.
It is a very easy orchid plant to grow and doesn’t really demand much from its owner. In fact, the care is more similar to a “normal” tropical houseplant versus an orchid.
If you have heating units or air-conditioners, it is best to avoid placing plants underneath or next to them. This is because of the air blowing out from these units can be very hot or cold which can leave a healthy plant burnt, damaged and stressed. We recommend the Australian made Munash Organics soil food & foliage spray or The Plant Runner Plant Food or neem oil to keep you plants happy and healthy!
Plant Shipping - WE CANNOT SHIP PLANTS OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA!!!
- Flat Rate $20 shipping for plants within Australia, this for example would cover say 2 x 130mm plants that we bare root and can fit in a small satchel. Note, for much bigger plants we may need to charge a little more than the $20 and this would be on a case-by-case basis with our aim to ship for the least amount possible. You may choose to cancel the order should shipping not be acceptable to you.
Please select $20 Plant Shipping at checkout.
Note: Plants shipped to mainland Australia will arrive bare rooted.
We CAN NOT ship plants to WA.
*Disclaimer: We pack our gorgeous plants for shipment extremely carefully, however we do ask that you keep in mind that once they leave our store, we cannot guarantee how carefully they are handled in transit. We cannot guarantee they have been sung to or talked to by the postmen!
So, if a leaf is a little bent, bruised or maybe a small stem broken off, we cannot control this. If by some chance your plant did not arrive alive, never fear, we have got you covered just email our customer service team email@example.com and we will either replace the plants pronto or refund you.