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Jewel Orchid Care: The Complete Guide

Jewel Orchid Care: The Complete Guide

Jewel Orchids bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to any indoor garden! Whether you’re a seasoned Orchid enthusiast or a novice collector, growing these gems will add sparkle to your living space no matter what.

THE SCIENCE

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Anoectochilus, Ludisia, Macodes

Commonly: jewel orchid

THE BASICS

WATER

Jewel Orchids prefer consistently moist but well-draining mediums. Water when the top inch feels slightly dry and soak well, allowing excess to escape.

Pro-tip: Use room temp water to avoid shock and consider bottom watering to avoid moisture on the delicate leaves.

LIGHT

These will thrive in bright, indirect light. Dappled or filtered sun mimics their natural habitat under the canopy of trees.

Shield them from intense, direct rays to keep the foliage safe.

HUMIDITY & TEMP

High humidity is necessary for Jewel Orchids to thrive! Maintain levels between 50-70% with a humidifier or cloche/dome on top of the plant.

THE NITTY GRITTY

SOIL

A well-draining soil is best to prevent soggy soil and allow the roots to aerate.

Opt for something with lots of chunky media – perlite, pine bark, and coco coir are essentials.

From our team: Sphagnum moss on its own is also a great option! Remember to fertilize when dampening the moss to provide necessary nutrients.

Try our premium-grade Sphag Bag!

FERTILIZING

Jewel Orchids are light feeders and can thrive with minimal fertilization. Dilute to half-strength in the growing season and stop fertilizing in the fall and winter.

PESTS

Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites and aphids to prevent foliage damage. Maintaining good plant hygiene, such as removing dead or decaying leaves, helps deter pests and keep Orchids healthy.

A preventative routine is best to keep infestations away – include Arber Insecticide during your weekly maintenance.