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Orchid Ludisia discolor

What is the best way to treat this plant to help it flower again next season. It has such a gorgeous intricate tiny flower and really lovely foliage that I'd love to keep it growing. At the moment the one stem is lovely and thick and solid. I am not watering it since the flowers died back. But is there any particular care I should be giving it? PaulineB, Midleton, Co Cork Posted: 29/07/2011

 

The jewel orchid Ludisia discolor is relatively undemanding. it should be kept in light shade, out of direct sunlight.

It should be watered year.round but allowed to slightly dry between waterings and it is best re-potted each year of two years after flowering.

 

Name of Christmas indoor plant

What is the name of the Christmas indoor plant with the organge like fruits. We have one here at work and we dont know how to care for it. 200320113, Newcastle West, Co Limerick Posted: 15/06/2011

 

It is probably a Christmas cherry. Solanum capsicastrum, if you look this up.

Keep it in a bright place, not too much direct sunshine, keep just moist and feed every two weeks between April and September with a houseplant food.

 

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