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Jewel Orchid Overview
Ludisia is a monotypic genus in the Orchidaceae family, comprising just one orchid species; L. discolor, commonly known by the name Jewel Orchid. This terrestrial species is found in the wild in Southeastern Asia where it grows on forest floors. They are often cultivated for their deep maroon, velvety foliage and there are several artificial cultivars available. The yellow or white flowers are smaller than other cultivated orchids but grow in clusters on upright stems. They are very shade-tolerant plants.
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Other uses of Jewel Orchid
Ornamental. Often grown for their attractive foliage. Houseplants.