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Friday, February 15, 2013

Orchids for Terrariums: Black Velvet Jewel Orchid

Black velvet jewel orchid available at logees.com
Last week I began investigating so called "jewel orchids" for their supposed suitability for terrarium life.  Thanks to reader Tessa for suggesting the black velvet jewel orchid (Ludisia discolor) as another great orchid for a terrarium.  According to the Selby Botanical Gardens
Unlike most orchids, Ludisa discolor is a terrestrial orchid and does well in a soil mix such as that suited for african violets.  

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