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Ludisia discolor.

This is a discussion on Ludisia discolor. within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just bought this today.Most impressed with the extremely dark green foliage with the red veining.Flowers ...

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    Default Ludisia discolor.

    Just bought this today.Most impressed with the extremely dark green foliage with the red veining.Flowers are cute to.

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    hehe. this is one that absolutely refuses to do well for me.
    go figure.

    --mo--

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    Nice plant you got there! Interesting leaf patterns...they always catch my eye when I go to the store. So, are they hard to grow?

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    I was just about to post a question about my ludisia discolor, but came across this thread...
    Mine is fairly small, but is growing very well, not blooming yet, but it should in the Winter from what I've read. If I can upload a pic, I'll try.
    uncasteeb, how's yours doing these days?
    My question(s), if anyone can answer them for me is: If you have one, do you keep it inside or outside? How much light do you allow it? Do you keep it in a warm place or intermediate temps? I've read that to preserve the rich red color in the leaves to not let it have much light, so I've been keeping it in the house in an area where there's not much light. Like I said, it's done well, but I worry that it may be a bit too cool for it in the house. I read that it loves warm temps. Since it is summer, I run the A/C most always, because if I don't we'll all melt with this Texas heat! Anyway, I thought about putting it out on the porch, but there is not enough shade out there. So I have a minor dilemma. Leave it inside where it may be too cool for it? Or see how it will do out on the porch where it may catch too much light? I can't leave it out in the yard or my kids might accidentally knock it around a bit while playing.


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    ooops I just realized I posted a non blooming pic above in bloom only pics area. Sorry.

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    ooops I just realized I posted a non blooming pic above in bloom only pics area. Sorry. [IMG]images/smilies/icon_redface.gif[/IMG]
    Don,t worry about it , it,s mainly for the first posting in a thread.

    My Luddie how,s it doing !
    Well i,m not sure , after it flowered the top of the plant seperated itself from the bottom(leaves are still fine) so i buried it in some LECA to see if it will root.

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    Nice plant uncasteeb...Good luck with it. I'm with auntymo on this one...killed every one I've tried. I'd love to hear the growing secrets for this one.

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