(Anoectochilus formosanus [4N] x Ludisia discolor)
Plants are small 1½” – 2” tall cuttings, with at least 2" leafspans, in 2" rose pots.
Growths form every ½” – 4” along the rhizome. Growths consist of a large rosette of leaves. The leaves are dark green and net-veined (lightning bolt-like) metallic silvery-white. As the growths mature they will elongate till they are 2” – 3” tall. From the center of the rosette a 6” – 12” tall inflorescence will emerge. The inflorescences will be dark purple-brown, hairy, with red bracts along its length, and produce 8-20 flowers at the apex. Sepals are cream-white with the centers purple-brown. The petals and labellum are white. Flowers are subtended by a short, bright red, bract. Plants are typical of other “Jewel Orchids” requiring warm humid conditions and NO direct sunlight. This equates to light levels LESS than mottled leaved Paphiopedilum.
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