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Macodes petola

-The diamond of Jewel orchids-

Macodes petola is an absolute show stopper in the world of Jewel orchids. Like most Jewels, this orchid is grown primarily for its foliage rather than its flowers. The leaves can range from just about every shade of green to deep maroons and vibrant oranges when mature. The spectacular metallic veining present on the foliage in contrast to the deeply colored background is what this variety is best known for. 

The Macodes petola is considered a medium sized Jewel orchid with a medium to fast growth rate making them ideal long-term occupants in terrariums and vivariums. They form beautiful, glittering full clusters of foliage when mature. 

This is a great starter plant for someone looking to enter the world of Jewel orchids due to its hardiness and tolerance for less than favorable conditions. Favored by both hobbyists and professional growers, this is hands down one of our favorite Jewels.

If this item is listed as "out of stock", please head over to our In Vitro page for future availability.

Macodes petola

SKU: 001MPM1
  • What's included with this item?


    • One live, juvenile Macodes petola Jewel orchid.
    • One 2 inch nursery pot.
    • 3oz (min) Pars Terrae Mix.
    • Sphagnum moss for soil top layer.
    • One temporary terrarium for use during shipping.
    • 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 our Pars Terrae Mix that has been blended 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 Pars Terrae Mix 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.