The Ludicia discolor nigra 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 Ludisia discolor nigra - Black Jewel Orchid:
- Water your Black 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 Black 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.
- Black 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.
- Black 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.
- Black Jewel Orchids are non-toxic to humans and pets.
By following these care tips, your Ludisia discolor nigra - Black Jewel Orchid can thrive and produce its stunning and unique black foliage.