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    Juan Miguel is offline Junior Member
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    Default Help! Ludisia discolor...

    Hi! Senior Members!

    Please Help! I acquired a Ludisia discolor today and am hoping if you can help me how to take care of this orchid. It looks healthy except for the sunburnt leaves.


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    Hi Juan,

    We give our Ludisia orchid low light. It is potted in almost pure potting soil with a few bark chunks mixed in to allow a bit of drainage. It seems to be a tough plant.
    Good luck with yours.


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    I need one of those Ludisia discolor. Chz! I could not access this forum for quite a while, I was really getting worried. But thank God today I did it when I tried.

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    Haemaria/(Ludisia) are truly quite easy. As BD said, low light plants -- phal light or a tad lower. Too low and they become etiolated (stretched out -- a lot of space between leaves), too high and the leaves turn orange. Ideal lighting results in tighter growth while maintaining the dark color. Medium-wise, I use roughly 50% coarse orchid mix & 50% potting soil.

    Mykidschids, they're generally easy to find but often overpriced, IMO. If you can wait until spring, I can hook you up. PM me and we'll talk.

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