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Macodes Jewel Orchid

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A rare plant that has dark green leaves, embellished with neon lightning veins.

Macodes Jewel Orchid

Macodes Jewel Orchid

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How to care

How to care



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Light Requirements

Low to bright, indirect light

Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels, perfect for North or East facing rooms.

Watering Schedule


The Macodes Petola likes its soil to be kept damp and not bone dry. Avoid overwatering and leaving your plant to sit in water.


Moderate humidity

Your Macodes will take up some moisture from the air. Misting every week or so will keep it happy.

Sad Plant Signs

Browning or leaf fall

Browning leaves & leaves falling: too cold or under-watering. Rooting or blistering leaves: overwatering or too much sunlight.

Rare plants & when to get them


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The Jewel Orchid aka Macodes Petola is a stunning houseplant which features velvety dark green leaves adorned with fluorescent neon lightning veins. Like its Orchid cousins, if given the right care the Macodes Petola will typically blossom white flowers in the winter months, which in this species have a chocolate or pale-green centre that grow from a "spiked" stem. However, the flowers do not take centre-stage in this luminous plant and are over-shadowed by its vibrant electric green leaves which sparkle in sunlight.

Macodes Jewel Orchid by Leaf Envy

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Show-stopping plants

Allow rare gems or plants of outstanding beauty to take centre stage by placing them in key focal points of your room and pair with neutral pots

Macodes Jewel Orchid by Leaf Envy


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Plant bio

Macodes Jewel Orchid, Macodes Petola

This radiant indoor plant is native to the forests of Southeast Asia. It can tolerate lower light levels as in its natural habitat it can be found growing on the forest floor shaded by the forest canopy. With the right light and humidity levels, the Macodes Petola is an easy-to-care for houseplant and perfect for those looking to bring rare plants into their indoor jungle collection.

Macodes Jewel Orchid by Leaf Envy
Macodes Jewel Orchid by Leaf Envy

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Plant Attributes

+ Air-purifying
+ Rare & Unusual

Rare & Unusual

Difficult to find and limited in availability, these rare houseplants often have unique leaf patterns and shapes. They will take pride of place in your home, and bring your plant collection to the next level.

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