Paphiopedilum, abbreviated as "Paphs," are considered highly collectible by growers due to the curious and unusual form of their flowers. Most Paphs are intermediate growers and do well in medium to medium-high light. These sympodial orchids lack pseudobulbs. Instead, they grow robust shoots, each with several leaves. They are native to southern China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. These orchids can only be propagated through seedpod instead of micro propagation, that’s why they are expensive.
Plant Size: Flowering Size
Plant Stage: Matured
Pot Type: Black Net Pot
Pot Size: 2 inch
Potting Media: Coconut Husk
Growing Conditions: Tropical (Intermediate to warm)
Growing Level: Moderate
Note: Plant will be delivered without flowers / spikes / buds
Water: Water them in the morning when the media is dry. Ensure there is moisture in the media and keep them from drying up.
Light: Ensure a good dose of indirect sunlight. Ideally the early morning light is advisable.
Temperature: They do reasonably well at intermediate temperatures. Warm to cool growing orchids with temperature between 21°C to 38°C suitable for growth.Humidity: Maintain humidity level of 60% - 80%. Regular watering in plants helps maintain the humidity and encourage growth. Good air circulation is a must.
Fertilizer: Weekly fertilizing required during active growth. In winter months, plants are fertilized twice a month.
Note: Never fertilize an orchid that is completely dry, because this can cause major damage to the roots.
Potting: Paphiopedilum should be repotted in a small pot with coarse mix which can hold moisture and can maintain humidity. Media should be as such so that water drains out properly and provides proper aeration.
1. Open the box under the shade (cool area).
2. Keep the plant for rest for at least 12 hrs.
3. Clean the plant and wash them with a fungicide solution and keep spraying the fungicides once in a week.
4. After 15 days you can start spraying fertilizer after every 10 days in growing season (summers) and after every 15 days in dormant season (winter).
5. Repotting is preferred to be done in the growing season.
6. Keep checking the growth of new roots which indicates the plants have successfully settled in your location.
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