Paphiopedilum Orchid Care

Paphiopedilum
Growers Information

Light
Requirements:

1000 – 1500
footcandles

The lower light requirements of these “old world” slipper orchids make them very well suited for home cultivation.


Temperature:

70 – 80 degrees
F. daytime, 55 – 64 degrees F. night.


Humidity:

40 – 70 % relative
humidity is ideal.


Notes:

Paphiopedilums
(from the Greek, Paphios, ancient city of Cyprus that was the center of worship of Aphrodite, and the Latin ped, relating to the foot — we get prostitute-footed, or Ladyslipper) are terrestrial orchids that bloom either one or many on a spike. Flowers can last up to two months. These orchids should be watered generously and kept damp: lacking pseudobulbs, the plants use their roots for water and nutrient storage, therefore the roots should never be allowed to completely dry out.

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