Ludisia discolor profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 07 2021

Ludisia discolor profile
Ludisia discolor belongs to Orchidaceae, native to southern China and tropical Asia. Ludisia discolor is an evergreen perennial herb, 15 cm tall, with erect tufted succulent stems with 2~4 leaves, fleshy, ovate, dark brown-green leaves, velvety, with pink or white veins. Ludisia Discolor is a small and charming indoor leaf-viewing plant with peculiar leaves and delicate colors. It is also an excellent liner for flower arrangement.

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Ludisia discolor

Morphological characteristics of Ludisia discolor

Ludisia discolor plant height: 10-25 cm.

Roots: Rhizomes elongate, prostrate. The stem is erect, with 3-4 leaves near base.

Leaves are ovate or ovate-oblong, thickly fleshy, 3-7cm long and 1.7-3cm wide, blackish green above, with 5 gold-red glossy veins, abaxially reddish.

Flowers: racemes terminal, with several to more than 10 flowers. Flowers are white or reddish, ca. 7 mm in diameter.

Flowering period: 2-4 months.

Ludisia discolor

Ludisia discolor ecological

Origin: Ludisia discolor is originated from Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi and Southern Yunnan.

Distribution: ludisia discolor is distributed in Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and The Natuna Islands in Oceania.

Altitude: 900-1300 m.

Habitat: Ludisia discolor likes shady or moist places under evergreen broad-leaved forests on hillsides or valleys.

Ludisia discolor Medicinal uses

Ludisia discolor whole grass is an intercropping medicinal. The whole grass (lotus root on the stone): sweet, cool, moistening lung, clearing heat and cooling blood, relieving cough and stopping bleeding, for the consumption of blood, kidney deficiency. More about  ludisia discolor propagation and care.

Ludisia discolor