Macodes petola Jewel Orchid-


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Macodes petola Jewel Orchid is a member of the Orchidaceae family and is native to parts of southeast Asia. Macodes petola is typically grown for its attractive velvety leaves and incredible yellow veining which resembles netting. It does bloom once a year during winter, but its tiny white flowers are not what it’s known for. This orchid is grown for its unique foliage. The leaves have a velvety texture and the yellow veining sparkles when hit with light. It is called a ‘jewel orchid’ because of this veining that sparkles like a jewel. Macodes petola prefers moderate temperatures and is easy to grow. Keep in lower light. If the light is too intense, it may drop leaves. This plant grows best in New Zealand sphagnum moss and prefers slightly damp substrate.  Do not allow standing water on the leaves as this may cause damage to the foliage. 


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Macodes petola will do wonderfully well in a container or glass terrarium. It prefers humid environments and a glass terrarium will provide a perfect way to showcase this unique and beautiful orchid. Make sure not to place the terrarium in sun as this will overheat and kill the plant. Place in indirect, low to moderate light.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Macodes petola is a neat terrestrial jewel orchid that is completely suitable for use in a tropical vivarium. It is a terrestrial orchid and should be planted in the substrate in the foreground of the terrarium. It is a low grower and will spread along the substrate. It does not require air movement or ventilation as long as standing water is not present on its leaves. It will grow 4” leaves which provide shelter for a variety of animals, including poison dart frogs. 



As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance. 




The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.

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Our policy covers all live plant shipments that fall under the following requirements:

If live plants shipped via 2-3 day service:

  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

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Great plant! Review by Darla
Received my plants, including this jewel orchid, quickly and they are great! Nice size and appear very healthy. Will definitely look for future plants here first. (Posted on 5/8/2013)

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