Paphiopedilum

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 indoor.

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

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

Paphiopedilum pink flower
Paphiopedilum purple flowers
Paphiopedilum purple flower
Paphiopedilum pink flowers
Paphiopedilum flower
Paphiopedilum yellow flowers
Paphiopedilum flowers
Paphiopedilum fuschia flower
Paphiopedilum fuschia flowers
Paphiopedilum yellow flower
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Requirements for growing Paphiopedilum:
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 Paphiopedilum:
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

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

Difficulties/Problems with growing Paphiopedilum:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot

When is the best time to plant a Paphiopedilum plant:
All year

Pests and diseases in Paphiopedilum:
Aphids, mealybugs

When is the best time to prune a Paphiopedilum plant?
All year

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

What is the size of a Paphiopedilum plant?
20-60 cm

Growth speed in Paphiopedilum:
Slow growing

Paphiopedilum Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water

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

It is possible to grow Paphiopedilum indoor?
Yes

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

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When does Paphiopedilum bloom?
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