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Haemaria discolor (or Ludisia discolor ) is a semi terrestrial or lithophyte species of the shady forest. The plnats should be grown in a well drained media that will stay damp but not wet. In winter, the plants can be deciduous and should be dried out, with just sufficiebt water to stop them shrivelling.
On appearance of new growth, a repot into fresh media is beneficial. A shallow tray will allow the rhizome to spread out. The alba form is identiacl to the type except for the lack of red colouration in the leaf.
Haemaria, also known as the genus Ludisea, is a single species group, with a variety of leaf forms.