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Ludochilus 'Sea Turtle'

(Lus. discolor var. nigrescens x Anct. formosanus)

-Jewel orchid

Showing a resemblance to its descendant the well-known Ludisia discolor, the leaves are a velvety dark green and much like its relative can develop perfect hues of deep maroon. The veining can vary in color from plant to plant and runs parallel to the center of the leaf. We typically see plants with metallic silver or grayish white. Growths consist of large rosettes of leaves similar to the shape of the Ludisia discolor and will form on average every 1 1/2" to 2". The Ludochilus 'Sea Turtle' is a stunning example of a hybrid. Because it's slightly more difficult to come by than some of the other Jewel varieties, it’s a must have addition to an already established Jewel collection as well as a beautiful center piece for a modest enthusiast.

This is a great starter plant for someone looking to enter the world of Jewel orchids as the care requirements are minimal.

While the Ludochilus 'Sea Turtle' is not considered a miniature variety, this plant is ideal for larger sized vivariums and terrariums or smaller ones with regular grooming. They will form beautiful, glittering, full clusters of foliage once established.

Favored by both hobbyists and professional growers, this orchid grows slightly faster and can tolerate a larger temperature range than many other varieties of Jewels.

If this item is listed as "Out Of Stock", please head over to our In Vitro page for pre-orders on plants that will be available in the future.


*Top choice for beginners

*Top choice for planters and glass terrariums

Ludochilus 'Sea Turtle' (Lus. discolor var. nigrescens x Anct. formosanus)

SKU: 002LSTC13
  • Whats included with this item?


    • One live, juvenile Ludochilus 'Sea Turtle' (Lus. discolor var. nigrescens x Anct. formosanus) Jewel orchid.
    • One 2 inch nursery pot.
    • One temporary terrarium for use during shipping.
    • 3oz (min) Pars Terra Mix.
    • Sphagnum moss for soil top layer.
    • Our live arrival guarantee.


    Our orchids and media are 100% chemical fertilizer and pesticide free, making them safe for delicate environments such as vivariums.

    Upon receipt of your order, your orchid will be carefully removed from the vessel it was grown in and placed into a 2" nursery pot. The orchid you will receive is well established, rooted & hardened off. 

    We believe in providing your new orchid with the foundation it needs to thrive before it even leaves our nursery. All orchids will ship pre-potted in terrestrial orchid media that has been mixed fresh by hand exclusively by PA Orchid Exchange at no additional cost. We use only the highest quality dust-free ingredients sourced from the most reputable manufactures. To read more about our custom terrestrial orchid media please visit our Pars Terrae Mix page. (If you prefer to have your plant shipped bare root, please specify in the notes section of the checkout page).

    We guarantee your orchid will arrive free of pests!


    *The orchids pictured are an example of the typical appearance of orchids of this species from our collection and not representative of the exact plant that will be shipped.