Jewel Orchid

Regular price R 365.00
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Scientific name: Ludisia Discolor
Synonym: Jewel Orchid

  • Eye-catching foliage
  • Different to many other orchids grown in the home
  • Easy care house plant
  • It's trailing habit can make for a magnificent hanging plant

Unlike many of its counterparts, the Jewel Orchid is prized for its foliage instead of its flowers, it grows in potting soil instead of bark and is super easy to care for.

These dazzling plants are loved for their deep green velvety leaves etched with coppery red veins and under leaves that are a blushing deep red. Whilst during winter and the early Spring months these beauties produce towers of small white flowers with tiny yellow lips.

In their native environment, they are found creeping along the Jungle floor, so they do not like much natural light and do best in medium to an indirect bright filtered position. Direct sunlight will leave your Jewel orchid looking washed out and crispy.

High humidity and warmth is also a must for this magnificent plant, but beware of overwatering, they prefer lightly moist soil and want to dry between each watering. Due to their creeping habit across the Jungle floor, these fascinating plants will find their way to the pot edge and eventually will start to cascade over the edge, making them a great candidate for a hanging planter, however, they are best appreciated from above and will make the perfect coffee table centrepiece.

Pair this stunner with a classical planter to allow this unassuming beauty a chance to make a statement.

Please note: Jewel Orchids are non-toxic but to look their best prefer not to be eaten.

Follow these instructions to keep your Jewel  Orchid happy and healthy.

Light: Prefers medium to bright indirect filtered light to thrive.
Watering: Keep lightly moist to the touch. Avoid soggy soil as this will lead to rot.
Humidity: Medium to high humidity is ideal. Provide this by means of a pebble tray to avoid moisture sitting on the leaves, which can lead to unsightly foliage.
Fertilize: Feed your plant every two weeks during the active growing season of Spring through Summer with a well-balanced plant or orchid feed. Do not feed in winter.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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