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Macodes Petola "The Jewel Orchid"

This is a discussion on Macodes Petola "The Jewel Orchid" within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; note: I should have named this Ludisia Discolor...I looked up jewel orchid and put the ...

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    Smile Macodes Petola "The Jewel Orchid"

    note: I should have named this Ludisia Discolor...I looked up jewel orchid and put the wrong name earlier.
    This is an easy to grow orchid. They like the temperature range for a phal, low to medium light, medium humidity. Easy to grow indoors with a pebble tray. They say they aren't grown for the flowers, but I find them very interesting. A nice digital is helping me appreciate the smaller flowers now.

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    Jewels are always nice.... thanks for sharing.

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    Nice Connie I agree with you and always look for the beautiful leaves your is not Macodes if I'm not mistaken is Ludisia species.Zain.

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    Nicely grown jewel orchid, but not "The Jewel Orchid", it is one of many. It appears to be the common form of Ludisia discolor though, not Macodes petola. Macodes petola would typically have proportionally broader and conspicuously net-veined leaves and smaller non-white flowers. Not quite so easily grown either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Nicely grown jewel orchid, but not "The Jewel Orchid", it is one of many. It appears to be the common form of Ludisia discolor though, not Macodes petola. Macodes petola would typically have proportionally broader and conspicuously net-veined leaves and smaller non-white flowers. Not quite so easily grown either.
    You are right...I looked it up and amended my post. It is the Ludisia Discolor...the information is right...the name was wrong. Sorry....

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    That's beautifully grown, Connie. Yes, it's Ludisia discolor. I used to collect them and tried to grow them but they just don't like the lowlands where I live.

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    Pretty leaves and blooms! Congrats Connie.

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    Beautiful jewel orchid Connie. Congrats on blooming it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    That's beautifully grown, Connie. Yes, it's Ludisia discolor. I used to collect them and tried to grow them but they just don't like the lowlands where I live.

    That really surprises me, Yew. I know they are native to Indonesia, India, and SE Asia and that they generally enjoy hot humid conditions. That being said, mine has been a real trooper (almost a weed actually) despite my extremely dry winter air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post

    That really surprises me, Yew. I know they are native to Indonesia, India, and SE Asia and that they generally enjoy hot humid conditions. That being said, mine has been a real trooper (almost a weed actually) despite my extremely dry winter air.
    Actually I collected them from a mountain here elevation 5000ft.

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