The Macodes Petola is a rare indoor plant that’s also known as the Jewel Orchid. The plant owes this nickname to its veins, which very similar to lightning bolts. The contrast between the gold-coloured veins and dark green-coloured leaves makes it seem as though the veins are glowing. This rare plant is a real must have for any plant lover!
What’s good to know is that this plant requires potting soil for orchids. Make sure to get this type of potting soil when repotting your Jewel Orchid. You can repot the plant about one year after you’ve purchased it, during spring. The Macodes Petola should be placed in a light spot, in filtered sunlight. Make sure to maintain a high humidity by regularly misting the plant. Don’t spray directly on the plant, but rather around it. Never place the Jewel Orchid near the radiator, as radiators drastically lower humidity.
Watering the Macodes Petola
Make sure to water the Macodes once every 9 to 10 days. The best way of watering the plant is by placing it in small layer of water, allowing the roots time to absorb it. Make sure to set a timer and take out the plant after 10 minutes, as a prolonged ‘bath’ can cause it to drown. Place the plant in the water as low as the roots go; never as low that you’ll inundate the leaves. Allow the water to drain from the soil before placing the Jewel Orchid in a pot. It’s important to make sure that there’s never a layer of water on the bottom of the pot. The best way to ensure this is to allow the water to drain after watering the Macodes, and by placing it in a pot with drainage. We recommend placing a layer of hydro granules on the bottom of the pot to ensure proper drainage.