Jewel Orchid Care

Written by brian albert
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Jewel orchids are primarily grown for their foliage rather than their flowers, unlike most other orchids. This plant is one of the more easy orchids to grow in normal household conditions. Many people already grow them and do not know they are orchids.

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Size

Jewel orchids are low growing, usually only about 12 inches tall maximum with slightly taller flower spikes. They form clumps that can reach several feet wide if allowed.

Potting

Repot after flowering when the stems start to cascade over the edge of the pot. Use a shallow, wide pot with a well-draining fine-particle orchid mix.

Light

Jewel orchids are low-light-level plants that like the indirect light found in a northern-facing window. Avoid full sun, which will burn the leaves.

Water

Jewel orchids like an even level of moisture but do not like to remain wet. Let the surface of the potting mix dry slightly between waterings.

Temperature

Jewel orchids are tropical plants that do not like temperatures that drop below about 15.6 degrees Celsius. Normal household temperatures comfortable to humans are usually sufficient.

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