Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Paphiopedilum

Specie: P. hybridium ( registered 1876


English Name:



Common Name:

Lady Slipper orchid, slipper orchids

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Orchidaceae

Name in English: Orchid Family

The Plant

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. The 4 inch tall flower stem has reddish hairs and carries one or two flowers approximately 2¾ inches in diameter

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

Soil: compost should consist of osmunda fiber, sphagnum moss and a small amount of bark with sand and leaf mold added

Amount of water: They should be watered every 3 to 5 days.

Nutrition: Fertilize monthly with high nitrogen fertilizer diluted to ½ the strength recommended on the label

Special handling: require intermediate to warm conditions. Since they do not have storage organs, they must not be subjected to a resting period.

Special feature/remarks:

they do not like direct sunshine but require semi-shade.