Specie: P. hybridium ( registered 1876)
Lady Slipper orchid
Name in Latin: Orchidaceae
Name in English: Orchid Family
Origin: Southeast Asia
Growth Habit: terrestrial: Grand robust shoots: ( no bulb like Phal) dwarf to moderate in size.
Flower: Raceme is produced between succulent leaves: Pouch -like labellum leads or "slipper" name.
Blooming Period: Spring or Autumn.
Leaf: short an round/ or long and narrow, typically have a mottled pattern
Vase arrangements, blooms in various configurations and floral art sculpture, Asian design.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 2-3 weeks
Amount of water: warm: rehydrate "under" warm water
Special handling: Handle all orchids as if they harbour a "virus". use gloves or wash hands thoroughly, do not reuse pots- spikes or vases unless " sterilized".
Seeded Parent (f) Paphiopedilum bixallii Pollen Parent(m) Paphiopedilum insigne. Members of this genus are considered highly collectible by orchid fanciers due to the curious and unusual form of their flowers. The paphiopedilums are among the most widely cultivated and hybridized of orchid genera. Difficult to come by as cut flowers.