Jewel Orchid Macodes Lowii
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The Macodes Lowii, sometimes confused with the Dossinia Marmorata, could well be the queen of all jewel orchids. It is her leaves, but especially her striking almost rose-gold veins that are brighter green-gold towards the inner part of the leaf and cover the leaf like lightning bolts, that make Jewel Orchid lovers fall in love. She will darken as she matures, but the colouration will vary with the amount of light she receives.
- lovespartly shady
- benefitsair cleaner
- pet friendlynon-toxic
The Macodes Lowii is a genus of terrestrial orchids that grow under the canopy of rainforests throughout Southeast Asia. Her natural habitat is thus high humidity and shaded (by huge trees). She is a rather sensitive orchid that needs a good balance of humidity and moisture. So she does put you to work as a plant parent. Humidity between 65 and 90, a warm room in a place with indirect light and a splash of water every week will keep her very happy.
Stunning plant. It came a bit smushed from shipping and almost uprooted with most of the dirt having fallen out. I wish they shipped with something taped over the soil so it stayed in place!