Macodes petola

Plants are small 1½” – 2”" tall cuttings, with at least a 2" leaf span, in 2" rose pots.  See last photograph.

 

This species is native to Sumatra, Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines. It is also found listed as Anoectochilus petola. Plants form along thick round rhizomes. Growths from 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 to metallic gold. 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.

Macodes petola

$9.99Price