Paphiopedilum Double Citron Massive x Hilo Green 'Perfection' 4in
Paphiopedilums or lady slipper orchids, have characteristic pitcher-like flowers. Although they appear carnivorous in shape and physiology, they do not eat insects. They have very similar care requirements to the more common Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) genus. This Paph is a complex hybrid and Maudie-type meaning it has beautifully mottled leaves and prefers slightly lower light than most Paphs. For those that enjoy easy-growing orchids with bright green blooms, this is the orchid for you.
Blooms pictured are the parents of this orchid. Unless stated, may not be in bloom.
MAUDIE PAPH 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: 1/2-1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, once a month as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot with water once monthly to remove salts. Decrease to 1/4 or 1/8 strength once monthly in Winter.