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
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.