This orchid is unusual in that it’s prized for its foliage rather than its flowers. The dark green leaves have fine white pinstripe markings and maroon undersides. The plant sends out upright stalks with a dozen or more small white flowers. The contrast of white against the dark foliage is striking. Ludisia discolor are terrestrials found on the rainforest floor and can tolerate extremely low light levels. Interestingly, Ludisia is a monotypic genus with only one recognized species, Ludisia bicolor.
Common Name | Jewel Orchid
Family Name | Orchidaceae
Native to | China, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Burma