Ludisia discolor var. alba is part of the Orchidaceae family and is found in Southern China, Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is a terrestrial orchid with green ovate leaves with longitudinal white venation. This species flowers in autumn-winter.

 

Pot: 12cm diameter.

Height: Approximately 20cm from base of pot.

 

Secrets to success

 

Temperature: 15°C and above.

 

Light: These plants grow on the forest floor so lower light is fine, perhaps a north facing window ledge.  

 

Watering: These plants prefer their substrate to stay damp.

 

Air humidity: Higher humidity is best, these plants work well in a terrarium. Other ways to achieve higher humidity include, misting, grouping plants together, using a humidifier or placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.

 

Fertilising: L.discolor isn't a heavy feeder, use an orchid fertiliser once a month.

 

Potting mix: A mix of perlite, sphagnum moss, bark and peat moss. Adding a small amount of activated charcoal would help to eliminate smells and to absorb salt from synthetic fertiliser as well as improving overall substrate health.

 

This plant is non-toxic.

Ludisia discolor var. alba

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