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This is a discussion on Withering jewel orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thanks kiwi, check for the Lidusia. Will try this weekend. ---------- Auto-Merged DoublePost - Post ...
Thanks kiwi, check for the Lidusia. Will try this weekend.
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BTW - I don't think the third one is Ludisia: the stems are MUCH different (not thick, like the L., but thin)... the pattern differs too.
Love the specimen that you have, some books says that it is also can be found in the Phils but I havent seen anything like that here. :-(
I have had good luck with the ludisia discolor by filling a plastic net pot almost to the top with lava rock, laying the cuttings on the rock, then topping with fresh moss. I keep the moss damp. They are behind other orchids.
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Thanks for the advice on the Ludica peeps. A bigger worry is the Anoectochilus roxburghii though. Any more tips?
roxburghii did well for me once I put it in a terrarium type container and under fluorescent lights. I had mine growing in a mix of sphagnum and sponge rock. They are much different growing then the ludica which is very easy. They require much more humidity. And no...I didn't need to vent anything. They were growing under lights in a spare bedroom that stayed cool. It did have a somewhat dormant period, losing many of it leaves. They stayed slightly damp but not wet. And don't get water on the leaves. They tend to rot if water pools on them.
There are many dart frog people that keep this plant. I think you can do an internet search to find all your answers
Ludisia needs to be kept pretty damp. Don't know about the other.