Welcome to our care guide to the Jewel Orchid Macodes Petola…
Jewel Orchid Macodes Petola Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Water when top 25% of soil is dry, check twice a week.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted, high in nitrogen feed monthly in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of equal parts orchid bark, potting compost and perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Other names:||Macodes Petola.|
|Common issues:||Root rot.|
The jewel orchid aka macodes petola is known for its impressively veined leaves. They are originally from Asia, but have spread very quickly round the world as houseplants due to their impressive looks.
Yu might also want to check out our other jewel orchid article, Jewel Orchid Ludisia Discolor, which is also know as a jewel orchid but is a different species.
Jewel Orchid Light Needs
Bright indirect sunlight.
How Often to Water
Jewel orchids like to be moist, so water them when the top 25% of soil is dry, checking them twice a week.
Use a well diluted, high in nitrogen feed monthly in the spring and summer.
Jewel Orchid Soil
A mix of equal parts orchid bark, potting compost and perlite.
When To Repot
Check them once a year and repot them if the roots system is crowded or the soil looks like it needs a refresh.
50-70% is best, they will thrive if given higher humidity levels.
Jewel Orchid Propagation
You can divide a jewel orchid at the base and spilt the plant up to make more. Or you can take a stem cutting with a couple of nodes, one node that will root and one for leaves. Sphagnum moss is my favorite medium for rooting. Keep it moist and humid and in indirect sunlight and it will root over the next couple of months. When it is well rooted you can pot it up into soil.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Root rot is the main issue, so be careful you check the soil regularly but only water if needed.
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