Anoectochilus Roxburghii, aka the Jewel Orchid, possess foliage with incredibly strong venation, giving off an almost electrifying appearance. The network of pale veins runs through the brownish-purple or dark green-hued leaves in what looks like miniature lightning bolts. Every so often, flowers may appear off of the spikes that are produced from the center of a rosette of leaves.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to stay consistently moist, but not saturated and soaking wet. Give them water whenever just the surface of the soil is starting to get dry. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier or they are perfect for a terrarium. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
Avoid letting water sit on the foliage for prolonged periods of time. The potting medium should be kept moist but not overly saturated, as they are prone to root rot. A medium that is rather chunky, ideal for epiphytes, would be best if you decide to repot the plant in the future.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.