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Jewel Orchid: Anoectochilus formosanus

Jewel Orchid: Anoectochilus formosanus

Regular price $29.95 USD
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Introducing Anoectochilus formosanus, a captivating Jewel Orchid that brings a touch of elegance and rarity to your plant collection. Native to the lush landscapes of Taiwan, this distinctive species thrives in shady conditions and showcases velvety dark green leaves intricately spiderwebbed with white, creating a sparkling texture on the surface. What sets this Jewel Orchid apart is its deep maroon undersides and coppery pink veins that add a stunning contrast, making it a true gem in any terrarium display.

As a Jewel Species, Anoectochilus formosanus prefers intermediate to warm weather, creating the perfect ambiance for its unique features to flourish. The plant's leaves boast a remarkable velvety texture, and the coppery pink veins add a touch of sophistication, making it a must-have for plant enthusiasts and collectors alike.

During the growing season, which spans spring, summer, and fall, this Jewel Orchid produces a striking 8-12" spike adorned with distinctively shaped white flowers. The flowers, featuring a yellow frimbriated lip, add an extra layer of charm to this already exceptional plant.

Cultivating Anoectochilus formosanus is a rewarding experience, thanks to its robust nature, attributed to its polyploid genetics. To ensure optimal growth, provide a humid atmosphere and maintain a lower light level, making it an ideal choice for terrarium conditions. When it comes to watering, allow the potting mix to approach dryness before adding moisture, striking a balance between keeping it moist and avoiding over-saturation.

This Jewel Orchid is available in two variations: planted in either sphagnum moss or bark mix. When cultivated in sphagnum moss, a light fertilization every third watering is recommended, while plants in bark mix benefit from more frequent fertilization.

Each Anoectochilus formosanus we offer is a small single growth, young plant potted in a 2" pot. These plants are young seedlings, propagated through tissue culture, these plants have been hardened off to ensure their resilience. Given the rarity and uncommon availability of this species, the price reflects its unique value, making it a prized addition to any orchid collection.

Don't miss the opportunity to welcome this limited and distinctive Jewel Orchid into your home. Elevate your plant collection with the enchanting Anoectochilus formosanus and enjoy the beauty of nature's intricacies.

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