Ludisia Discolor (Jewel Orchid)


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Ludisia Disolor- commonly known as Jewel Orchid- is grown for its interesting, very dark velvety leaves with pinstripe markings. In certain light the maroon colour underneath the leaves can shine through and turn the white lines a hue of red. It flowers from September to March, however the flowers aren’t show stoppers.


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Ludisia Discolor, also known as jewel orchid is unlike all other orchids that you might know because its praised for its foliage rather than flowers. Native to China, Ludisia is known for the spectacular dark velvety leaves lined with pinstripes.

Ludisia Discolor is easy to grow given you provide it with even moisture all year round and right potting mix. If your Jewel Orchid starts dropping leaves, it means you have been under-watering it. Don’t start watering it more right away! Instead slowly increase watering over time.This plant is a terrestrial orchid, meaning it creeps on land, therefore it can grow in a shallow wide pot.

Ludisia is a good introduction plant into Jewel Orchid world. It is more draught tolerant than other Orchids, however you should not let it dry out completely.

Size: plant is about 25-30cm tall and it comes in a 12cm plastic pot

Care Tips:

Light: medium light, part shade

Water: keep evenly moist throughout the year

Potting: wide and shallow container

Soil: Bark (20%) + Sphagnum Moss (50%) + Perlite (30%)

More detailed information here.

Great news, Ludisia Discolor is NOT toxic to pets or humans.

Delivery Time

Germany 1-3 days

For all other countries delivery time can range from 3-10 days.

At the moment we are processing the orders on Mondays only – so if you order from us on a Wednesday it won’t be processed until the following Monday.


Due to bio laws our plants are shipped only to the countries of European Union, Norway and Switzerland. Shipping fee includes packaging and handling costs. All parcels are send with tracking number. We cannot guarantee specific delivery times. Please note: we aim to get all orders shipped within 7 working days from the date of order.


To avoid plants being held up in the post, we only post them out Monday to Wednesday (depending on the season) if shipping inland Germany or Mondays only when shipping in EU.


When ordering in winter, please know that we ship our plants with heat packs included in the package. We can however postpone the shipment if the temperatures go below 0.

Please note that some damage can occur during transit on occasions, despite our best efforts to package our plants ready for travel. We hope you understand if that does by chance occur.

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An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant at the example picture is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. The eventually delivered plant may differ in for example size, number of flower branches, etc.