Ludisia (Haemaria) discolor (dark form)

 (3456) Ludisia (Haemaria)-discolor (dark form)
Genus: Ludisia (Haemaria)
Species: discolor (dark form)
Indigenous to: Burma

the very first true species orchid I ever got at age of 8 (thanks Ed!) this"Jewel Orchid" is noted for its ease of culture, a very attractive plant with a freely branching reddish rhizome, produces rossettes of velvety 3" leaves colored dark green verging on black with reddish undersides, leaves have intense single longitudinal central pink vein,14" spikes carry a cylindrical head of up to 2 dozen contorted odd-looking but very attractive white blooms with bright-yellow pollen caps - these are divisions of that very plant I got in 1971, very fragrant

 Blooming Season:
Winter Blooming
 Light Requirements:
Shade; 500-1500 Footcandles (indirect low light,slight shadowing)
Intermediate to Warm; 58°F min. to 88°F max.
Easy GrowerEasy Grower
 Catalog number:3456_8865
2" Pot
Near Blooming Size (should flower within the year)
 Catalog number:3456_1521
 Mount:  Size:  Watering:
4" Pot Blooming Size (mature flowering size plant) Potted, Moist; 2-3 waterings per week(let dry slightly between waterings)
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Ludisia (Haemaria) discolor (dark form)
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