Paphiopedilum growing leaf plant orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum also known as Venus slipper, Paphiopedilum perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant can grow in subtropics climate, greenhouse or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b-11.

Leaves color green or variegate white or yellow with green spots.

Flower color can be: purple, brown, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the petal can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

Paphiopedilum flower

Flower shape three petals with basket petal in the bottom, the top petal can be in in varieties of shape round to elliptic, side petals (two petals) sometimes have hair on the petals, some cultivars very long and curly like “Payot” (side locks), can be from round shape to linear, bottom petal in in basket shape in variety of sizes and shapes.

Paphiopedilum for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Paphiopedilum growing and care:

Recommend temperature at day time 24C (75F) – 30C (85F) (the cool temperature is less 10F in the day time) at night time 10C (50F) – 18C (65F), moist, good drainage, better not to let the plant wet overnight, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big), clean water (rain water), 50% humidity, when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really hard to start from seeds and for specific cultivars not recommend seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealybugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies, rotten roots

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (with light better morning sunlight not direct)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year

General information about the flower:
Flower color can be: purple, brown, red, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the petal can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, flowers shape three petals with basket petal in the bottom, the top petal can be in in varieties of shape round to elliptic, side petals (two petals) sometimes have hair on the petals, some cultivars very long and curly like “Payot” (side locks), can be from round shape to linear, bottom petal in in basket shape in variety of sizes and shapes

Scientific name:

Paphiopedilum

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