Paphiopedilum (Complex) "Lady Slipper Orchid"
Paphiopedilum is a lady slipper orchid that is also commonly called "Venus Slipper". You can tell them apart from other orchids primarily due to the unusual shape of the flower which has a pouch like labellum. Complex Paphiopedilum are known as the "Bulldog Phaps" due to their large bloom size. Tendancy to bloom during the colder months.
- Light - part shade
- Soil - orchid mix
- Watering - even moisture
Species and bloom color can vary. If you do have a preference we ask that you come visit us at the store to hand select the one of your liking. When placing the order online we will select one for you and can not guarantee an exact variety.
Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As will bloom state.
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
The Orchidacaea or Orchid family incorporates thousands upon thousands of different plants, many of which are found commonly for use as houseplants. While each specific orchid type will have its particular needs, there are some general ideas that can lead to great success with your orchid growing.
Light: Many orchids will thrive in the brightest of light conditions, avoiding any prolonged exposure to direct sun rays. Instead, filtered sun or low-intensity sun rays will often encourage the best growth and best flowering cycle.
Water: Thoroughly soak your orchids roots once every week to two weeks, depending on their environment and the specific needs of the plant.
Environment: Orchids typically do not grow in the ground, but rather will root themselves on a porous surface or grow their roots into a loose accumulation of organic matter. Because of this a planting medium of bark and other ingredients (a standard “orchid mix”) is typically suitable. Provide ambient humidity and avoid any hot or cold temperature extremes.
Toxicity: No toxicity reported
- Orchids will typically flower annually or with some kind of seasonal pattern.
- Replace the potting medium annually, typically after a flower cycle. At this time you may remove any old root / foliage growth to make way for the next season’s growth.
*It is advisable that orchids are always planted in a container with drainage and of a porous material.Printable Care Sheet
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