- Ludisia discolor var. alba
Ludisia discolor var. alba
Caring for your new leafy green friends
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.
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.
Delivery & Returns
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.
Shipping & Delivery
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.