Unlike other Orchids, this petit beauty doesn’t get its value from its flowers but from its exceptional marbled foliage.
This small terrestrial Orchid is native to Fiji, New Caledonia, and Samoa. It has creeping horizontal stems and remains miniature to small size, growing on average 6-12 inches (15-30 cm).
Most species of the Anoectochilus genus are very similar, with only slight variations in color and vein patterns. What allows for this plant’s identification is the broad dark deep-green leaves arranged in a rosette and irregular whitish cream veining that grows from the central vein and bottom of the leaves. It produces small, modest white velvety flowers in winter and spring.
It can be hard to maintain and care for and is considered hard to find.