Black Jewel Orchid
Ludisia Discolor var. Nigricans
This variety of jewel orchid has dark, shimmery leaves, but with a single bright line down the middle instead of the multiplicity of lines seen in the species type. This gives it a sophisticated and minimalistic look. It grows with a similar habit to the species type and produces small white blooms.
Light: Bright light.
Water: Water once the top one inch of soil is dry. Does not like to dry completely.
Humidity: Growth benefits significantly from high humidity. Grows well in a terrarium.
Fertilizer: Use a very diluted fertilizer from early spring to the fall.
Soil: Enjoys a light, porous soil. We recommend: House plant soil.
Pests: not particularly susceptible to insects, but may host fungal pathogens.
Native to southeast Asia.