The Macodes Petola is a tropical house plant that thrives best in indoor climates. This plant is especially beautiful when it is reflecting sunlight. If you're interested in plants for a smaller terrarium, this plant will work great.
Plant Care Guide for Macodes petola - Lightning Jewel Orchid:
Water your Lightning Jewel Orchid regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Use room temperature water and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water, as this can cause root rot.
Reduce watering during the dormant season in fall and winter.
Place your Lightning Jewel Orchid in bright, indirect light, avoiding direct sunlight.
Provide some morning or evening sun, but avoid exposing the plant to strong midday sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
Lightning Jewel Orchids prefer temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
Protect the plant from cold drafts, as temperatures below 60°F (15°C) can cause leaf drop.
Lightning Jewel Orchids prefer high humidity levels between 50-70%.
Increase humidity by using a humidifier, placing a tray of water near the plant, or grouping it with other plants.
Use a well-draining soil mix consisting of equal parts of sphagnum moss and perlite.
Repot the plant every 1-2 years to prevent the roots from becoming pot-bound.
Lightning Jewel Orchids are non-toxic to humans and pets.
By following these care tips, your Macodes petola - Lightning Jewel Orchid can thrive and produce its stunning and unique lightning-like foliage.