Inside look

Inside look

Inside look

Inside look

While this orchid does produce petite white flowers, its main attraction lies in its bold, velvety foliage.

Jewel Orchid OverviewGenus Name: Ludisia discolorCommon Name: Jewel Orchid – Plant Type: Houseplant – Height: 6 to 12 inches – Width: 4 to 12 inches

Flower Color: White – Foliage Color: Purple/Burgundy – Season Features: Spring Bloom, Winter Bloom – Propagation: Division

Where to Plant Jewel Orchid Jewel orchids thrive in low to medium diffused light, making them ideal for rooms with north- or east-facing windows.

Additionally, jewel orchids prefer slightly humid spaces and can thrive in average household humidity levels if watered regularly.

Jewel Orchid Care TipsLight: Jewel orchids are tolerant of low-light conditions, preferring bright, indirect light.

Soil and Water: Use a loamy soil mix with excellent drainage. Water when the soil is barely dry to the touch, and maintain high humidity by placing the pot on a tray of pebbles.

Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity level between 50% and 70%.

Fertilizer: Fertilize every 4 to 8 weeks during the growing season with an orchid-specific or balanced fertilizer diluted to 50%.

Pruning: Trim leggy growth and remove yellow or diseased leaves and stems.

Potting and Repotting: Repot every 2 to 3 years using fresh potting mix when roots become exposed or tangled.

Pests and Problems: Watch for mealy bugs, spider mites, and aphids. Treat with horticultural oil or isopropyl alcohol if detected.

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