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PLANT ID CARD

MACODES PETOLA

Macodes petola is one of those plants that YOU HAVE TO HAVE in your collection. These "lightning bolts" patterns on the rounded and wide leaves make it a very beautiful specimen to observe. It is not the easiest houseplant to take care of, but if you follow our tips, you shouldn't worry much.
To keep it in perfect shape, here are things you need to know:

 Thrives in bright indirect sunlight
   Between 65 and 85ºF, best around 50-85%+ humidity
   Water when the top 1” to 2” is dry
 Non toxic to humans and animals
 A mix of 50% perlite and 50% coco coir or peat
Slow growth rate, Expect 7" wide to 3" tall over a year.

In-Depth Care Guide

This stunning orchid probably can be the centerpiece of your collection: its unique patterns and the bright color of the leaves make it hard not to look at it. This plant is not hard to take care of, although it is not a plant recommended for beginners. Here's more detailed information about how to take care of this beauty:

Make sure that the roots never dry out. However, do not let any water accumulate, leading to plant suffocation and death. 
Overwatering the plant may cause stress and infections. It goes the same way around: a very dry plant will grow orange/yellow leaves and lose its structural strength.

Pro tip: it is sometimes recommended to water the plant with low-chlorine and lukewarm water. Always check on the soil: don't water on a fixed time interval.

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