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Paphiopedilum Double Citron Massive x Hilo Green 'Perfection'

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Paphiopedilums or lady slipper orchids, have characteristic pitcher-like flowers. Although they appear carnivorous in shape and physiology, they do not eat insects. Paphs live in cloud forests, often at high altitudes with medium light. They have very similar care requirements to the more common Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) genus. This Paph is a Maudie-type meaning it has beautifully mottled leaves. For those that enjoy easy-growing green orchids, this is the Paph for you. 

Blooms pictured are the parents of this orchid. Unless stated, will not be in bloom. 


PLANT INFO:

Registered name: Paphiopedilum Double Citron Massive x Hilo Green 'Perfection'

Parent lineage: (Paph. Hilo Citron x Paph Hsinuong Citron) x (Paph. Hsinying Citron x Paph. Hsinying Majakun)

Origin: India, Philippines, Indonesia, South China

Type: Intermediate temp epiphyte

Pot Size: 4in

Plant height: 8-12in at maturity

Blooming size: YES, blooms last 2-3 months

Bloom info: 3.5in light green pitchers with long white sepals

Fragrant: None observed 

Toxic: No


CARE INFO:

Potting mix: Coarse/fine bark and lava rock mix or orchid bark. Repot in Spring once per year to prevent acidification of bark. 

Light: Bright-indirect to medium light. North or East facing is preferred. South or West tolerated, ensure proper shielding to protect leaves from direct sun exposure. 

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media reaches dry. Do not allow to reach and stay dry. Flush the pot often to prevent acidification.

Temp: Intermediate-warm (50F min night, 85F max day).

Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity.

Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every 3 weeks to once a month as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot with water once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to 1/4 or 1/8 strength once monthly in Winter.