Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ludisia discolor

The Jewel Orchid chilling in the low light area between the computer desk and the TV.The flowers have finished, so the spike has been cut.I repotted it in a shallow fruit bowl so its rhizome could spread out.It has a new growth under the soil which hopefully will regrow as another stem with the dark velvet leaves.The leaves turn red when they are dying off I discovered.
They seem to grow out from the stem but the plant knows to make leaf cells and not stem cells.The leafs have coppery red veins that seem to glow in the light.

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