Paphiopedilum Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum Slipper Orchid

The Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper, grows in robust shoots with many leaves.

Colours:   A very large variety of colours and shapes

Origin:   The South East Asia, Indonesia and the Himalayas where they grow in shaded spots

Flowering period:   The plant can flower several times a year. The American hybrids flower just once a year

Location:   Light shade

Temperature:   Grows best in temperatures from 15° to 20°C

Watering:   Dunk the plant in water once a week and let it drain properly

Feeding:   Feed once a fortnight

Encouraging your Paphiopedilum orchid to re-flower:

The flower stalk can be completely cut away after blooming. This shoot will not produce another flower stalk. The plant forms a new shoot from which a new bud will grow once the shoot is high enough. The bud always appears in the heart of the shoot.

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