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Jewel Orchid: Macodes petola

Jewel Orchid: Macodes petola

Regular price $29.95 USD
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Introducing the Macodes petola, a mesmerizing Jewel Orchid that captivates with its lush foliage and distinctive golden sparkle. Renowned for its ornate leaves, this terrestrial orchid is a true gem in any botanical collection. Native to the rich landscapes of Malaysia, New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Philippines, and Sumatra, the Macodes petola boasts a unique charm that has captured the hearts of orchid enthusiasts worldwide.

Description: The Macodes petola stands out for its enchanting golden-sparkled leaves that add a touch of luxury to any indoor garden. When mature, this Jewel Orchid produces a delicate spray of reddish tan flowers with a yellow edge and a pristine white lip on a slender 10-12 inch stem, as illustrated. While its flowers are a captivating sight, the primary allure of this orchid lies in its stunning foliage.

Cultivating Tips: Growing the Macodes petola is a rewarding experience, and with the right care, you can enjoy its beauty for years to come. Here are some essential cultivating tips:

1. Light Requirements:

  • Macodes petola thrives in low light conditions, making it an ideal choice for indoor spaces with filtered or indirect sunlight.
  • Ensure the plant is shielded from direct sunlight, as excessive exposure may harm the delicate leaves.

2. Temperature:

  • Maintain an intermediate to warm temperature range to promote healthy growth.
  • Protect the orchid from sudden temperature fluctuations, as it prefers stability.

3. Watering:

  • Keep the potting medium lightly moist between watering sessions.
  • Avoid overwatering, as Jewel Orchids are susceptible to root rot. Allow the top layer of the soil to dry slightly before the next watering.

4. Potting Medium:

  • Choose a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogged conditions.
  • Orchid bark or sphagnum moss-based mixes work well for Macodes petola.

5. Shade Preference:

  • Grow the orchid under heavy shade to mimic its natural habitat.
  • Protect it from direct sunlight, especially during the peak intensity hours of the day.

6. Bloom Season:

  • The bloom season of Macodes petola varies, offering surprises throughout the year.
  • Enjoy the occasional appearance of mahogany, yellow, and white-hued flowers.

7. Fragrance:

  • While the Macodes petola is not fragrant, its visual appeal more than compensates for the lack of scent.

This 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.

Bring the allure of the tropics into your home with the Macodes petola. With its easy-to-care-for nature and dazzling display, this Jewel Orchid is a must-have for any orchid enthusiast or plant lover. Elevate your indoor garden with the sophistication and elegance of the Macodes petola – a true jewel among orchids.

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