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Goodyera daibuzanensis is part of the Orchidaceae family and its native range is Taiwan. They are commonly referred to as 'Jewel Orchids' due to their spectacular foliage. It is a small sized Jewel Orchid with a rhizomatous growth habit. It grows as a terrestrial orchid on forest floors at elevations of 700-1600m. Leaves are around 5cm long, elliptic to oblong in shape and grow in a rosette formation, they are green with silver mottling.
Genus name was given by Robert Brown in dedication to John Goodyer (1592–1664), early English botanist, who assisted Johnson in his edition of Gerard's Herbal.
Pot: ø 5cm.
Height: Approximately 6cm.
Light: Indirect light or shade, between 400-800 foot-candles.
Water: This plant prefers evenly moist potting mix or sphagnum moss. When kept in high humidity it won’t need watering as much.
Potting mix: A mix of coco coir, pine bark and horticultural charcoal (50:40:10). Goodyera have a rhizomatic growth habit so it is best to pot them in shallow pots.
Fertilising: Feed monthly during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can use half the recommended dilution rate but never add more.
Humidity: Higher humidity is best (80%), these plants work well in a terrarium. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray, under a cloche or using a humidifier.
Blooming information: Flower spikes emerge from the centre of the stems, producing numerous white flowers that open partially, the dorsal sepal and petals forming a hood over the column, they usually last a couple of weeks. You can cut them back when they are spent.
Unable to find concrete information about whether or not this plant is toxic, other Jewel Orchids are non-toxic but use your own judgement regarding placement.
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.