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Paphiopedilum niveum x self 4in

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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. They have very similar care requirements to the more common Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) genus with a preference for slightly more water. This Paph is a blooming size, compact mottled-leaf species from a group of islands near Malaysia. The leaves are almost as beautiful as the white speckled blooms, making this an attractive eye-catching plant year round. 

Unless stated, the orchid may not be in bloom. 



Potting mix: Coarse/fine bark mix. Repot in Spring once per year.

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. Place within 3 ft of a light source or window.

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media reaches dry. Do not allow to stay dry for long periods. Once weekly is a good rule of thumb. Flush the pot monthly to prevent salt build up.

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

Humidity: 40-70%, tolerant of moderate-low humidity.

Fertilizing: 1/2-1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, bi-weekly as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease to monthly in Winter.