Paphiopedilum

Commonly known as the "Lady Slipper" Orchid, Paphiopedilum boast blooms that are among the longest lasting of all orchids.  These unique pouch like flowers come in an astonishing range of colors, patterns, spots, and shapes.  An added attraction is their foliage, which can be brightly patterned as well giving them year round appeal.  Most Paphiopedilum are shade loving plants, which makes them some of the easiest orchids to grow in the home.  And since they offer a unique look, more and more people are choosing Paphiopedilum to add interest to their home decor.

Lighting

Paphiopedilum prefer moderate light, about 70% to 80% shade, and no direct sun.

Temperature

Paphiopedilum prefer 65F to 90F during the day, and 55F to 70F at night.

Watering

Keep the media evenly moist, but drain any standing water and avoid wet foliage.    

Fertilizer

Paphiopedilum must be fertilized on a regular basis.  For best results, use Better-Gro® Orchid Plus® Fertilizer every week, and Better-Gro® Better-Bloom Fertilizer at every fourth watering to promote large, abundant blooms.

Potting

Re-pot your orchid once per year with Better-Gro® Premium Grade Orchid Moss®.

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