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Paphiopedilum ‘Paphiopedilum Hybrids’

Slipper orchid

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Paphiopedilum 'Paphiopedilum Hybrids'
  • Common name: Slipper orchid
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant

Paphiopedilums are some of the most widely cultivated of the orchids. Commonly called slipper orchids, the name refers to the lip of the flower which, is pouch shaped and used to attract pollinators.

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Paphiopedilum hybrids enjoy moderate humidity and temperatures, many modern hybrids are easier to grow at home than the original species. In winter give Paphiopedilum hybrids full light, water sparingly, but don’t allow the compost to dry out between watering.

How to grow Paphiopedilum 'Paphiopedilum hybrids'

  • Plant size

    24cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Paphiopedilum 'Paphiopedilum hybrids' and wildlife

Paphiopedilum 'Paphiopedilum Hybrids' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paphiopedilum 'Paphiopedilum hybrids' poisonous?

Paphiopedilum 'Paphiopedilum Hybrids' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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