The special orchid is mainly kept for its beautiful leaves, these are dark green in color and have dark red veins. The inflorescence of this plant is a bunch of ten or twenty small, white, scented flowers with a winding, yellow gynostemium. When they get space, they will soon start growing in bushes.
Although this orchid gets cute flowers, this plant revolves around the special glittering leaves. The plant is therefore better known as the "jewel orchid".
Ludisia is a monotypical genus that occurs in China and Southeast Asia. It is a terrestrial plant that can be found along the banks of rivers and on the ground in forests. This is also the reason that this relatively compact orchid can easily be kept in a terrarium. So if you are looking for a nice and special plant for a terrarium or paludarium, this is a very suitable choice!