Crepidium commelinifolium var purpurea

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DrLeslieEe

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One of my most treasured rare jewel orchids that I got from J&L last year. It’s a dark purple variety of a normally green one, masquerading as a seaweed .

A good grower in my warm intermediate large terranium. Watered heavily under low light and 80% humidity.

From Borneo and Java up to 1500m in forest floors.

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Thanks all. The iridescent purplish metallic color is quite intense. Almost like kinky leather LOL.

I just found out that it was used to be called Malaxis metallica!

I hope it blooms so that I can make seed pods!
 

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So the plant came into bloom and I tried to take pics in the new light box. Hard to get the right color and black backdrop properly. Steep learning curve. Have a look and any comments welcome.

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