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ayanet
May 6, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Hello,

This plant was gifted to me from a friend, and I would love to identify it and figure out how best to care for it! She mentioned it being a type of orchid, but I haven't had any luck in internet searches.

It flowered earlier this fall, and was so beautiful!

I welcome any information.

Thanks!
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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 6, 2020 12:15 PM CST
It is a jewel orchid Ludisia discolor.
They do very well as houseplants in a bright spot. The bright light brings out the markings in the leaves. When the light gets dimmer, the leaves get darker and the markings disappear.

There are several species of jewel orchids. Yours is the most common.
These like to be moist, never drying out. They do very well in a mix of 50% potting soil and 50% peat moss.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 6, 2020 2:16 PM CST

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Bill forgot to add a link to our database for Jewel Orchid (Ludisia discolor) with additional photos and info. Thumbs up
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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
May 6, 2020 2:21 PM CST
Oopsies!!!
My bad.
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
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Calif_Sue
May 6, 2020 2:22 PM CST

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Green Grin! Thumbs up
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