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Paphiopedilum concolor (One Colored Paphiopedilum)

Venus Slipper Orchid, Lady Slipper Orchid, One Colored Paphiopedilum, Cordula concolor, Cypripedium concolor, Cypripedium concolor var. chlorophyllum, Cypripedium concolor var. longipetalum, Cypripedium concolor var. reynieri, Cypripedium concolor var. sulphurinum, Cypripedium concolor var. tonkinense, Cypripedium tankinense, Cypripedium tonkinense, Paphiopedilum concolor f. dahuaense, Paphiopedilum concolor f. sulphurinum, Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. chlorophyllum, Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. var hennisianum, Paphiopedilum concolor subsp. reynieri, Paphiopedilum concolor var. dahuaense, Paphiopedilum concolor var. chlorophyllum, Paphiopedilum concolor var. immaculatum, Paphiopedilum concolor var. longipetalum, Paphiopedilum concolor var. reynieri, Paphiopedilum concolor var. sulphurinum, Paphiopedilum concolor var. tonkinense


Paphiopedilum concolor (One Colored Paphiopedilum) is a miniature, tender orchid boasting charming cream to peach flowers, 3 across (7 cm), finely speckled with dark red. Blooming in the spring and late summer, the pleasantly fragrant flowers are borne usually singly (occasionally 2 or 3) on short erect stems covered with reddish hairs. They rise just above the attractive foliage of dark green, elliptic-oblong leaves, up to 4-6 in. long (10-15 cm), adorned with pale green tessellation and purple spots underneath. Native to China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, Paphiopedilum concolor grows in broad-leaved evergreen forests and scrub on very steep slopes and cliffs of high eroded limestone. This miniature orchid is easy to grow.

  • Grows up to 4 in. tall (10 cm).
  • Grows in an open medium in a shaded position in summer protected from direct sunlight but move to a bright, unshaded position in winter. An east or west window, or near a shaded south window are best.
  • Needs a night temperature of 61-71°F (16-22°C) and a daytime temperature of 68-77°F (20-25°C).
  • Maintain high humidity (50-70%) for most of the year by standing container in a tray of damp pebbles - do not mist.
  • Water frequently in spring and summer. The substrate between waterings should dry well, but not dry completely. 
  • Paphiopedilum concolor needs a dormant period to stimulate flowering. During dormancy, night temperature should not exceed 59°F (15°C) and watering should be replaced with a light, clear spraying of the substrate.
  • Feed once every two weeks in the spring and summer, once every 4 weeks in the fall and winter.
  • When the blooms are finished, cut the spike down to the level of the leaves. Continue watering and fertilizing and within a year a new growth will spike to begin the blooming cycle again.
  • When the plant has finished blooming is a good time to repot your orchid. Repot every year. Paphiopedilum orchids like to be tight in their pots. An average plant should have a 4-6 in. pot (10-15 cm).
  • Large plants can be divided by pulling or cutting the fans of the leaves apart, into clumps of three to five growths.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and mealybugs.
  • Native to China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Tips for reblooming

  • Check regularly if the plant is secure in its pot and the root system is sound. If not, repot.
  • Try applying a blooming fertilizer in the early spring months.
  • Move the orchid to a cooler, brighter location for a week, then return it to its original location.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Plant Type Orchids
Plant Family Paphiopedilum - Slipper Orchids
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Patio and Containers

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Plant Type Orchids
Plant Family Paphiopedilum - Slipper Orchids
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Patio and Containers

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