Paphiopedilum – Venus Shoes

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£21.50 £17.50

A rare and stunning type of orchid that has numerous names, ladies slipper, slipper orchid. The shoe-shaped lip serves as an insect trap; flying insects are lured by fragrances and the promise of nectar in the flower.

12cm diameter plastic pot

Position

Paphiopedilums are shade orchids. Never put them in full midday sun. Too much sun produces light or burnt leaves. Likes a warm temperature

Water

Water once a week, a little more in the summer. Make sure that no water remains at the bottom of the outer pot. Submerging with rainwater for approximately ten minutes is preferred.

This particular variety is also known as Paphiopedilum hybrid USA 1

 

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