Plant Care Black Jewel Orchid

Black Jewel Orchid


Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens

How to care for Black Jewel Orchid


How often to water your Black Jewel Orchid

Water needs for Black Jewel Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Jewel Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Jewel Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Jewel Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Jewel Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Black Jewel Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Black Jewel Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Jewel Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Jewel Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Black Jewel Orchid

Black Jewel Orchid

Black Jewel Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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