The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Paphiopedilum

Family: Orchidaceae.

Paphiopedilum callosum
Paphiopedilum Genus of about 60 species of evergreen, mainly terrestrial orchids, some epiphytic or lithophytic, occuring from India to China, S.E.Asia, and Papua New Guinea. Paphiopedilums are divided into two groups, the warm-growing, mottled-leaved type, and the cool-growing, green leaved type. The flower is wax-like with a prominent pouch and dorsal sepal. Commonly called the Lady Slipper Orchid. Paphiopedilum
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Cool- to Intermediate growing orchids. They require a minimum night temperature of 55°F to 60°F. Day temperatures should range between 70°F to 80°F. The humidity should be moderate, 40% to 50% is enough. Avoid direct sun, except in the early morning or late afternoon. Paphs are low light plants and want to grow in a well shaded environment. Strive for a damp media, not soaking, and never allow the the soil mix to dry out completely between waterings. Do not mist. Older clumps often separate naturally when being repotted. Single plants may be separated off when new growth begins.

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