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Paphiopedilum - Slipper Orchids

Originating in the jungles of the Far East including Indonesia, Paphiopedilum are semi-terrestrial orchids, growing in humus and other material on the forest floor, on cliffs in pockets of humus and occasionally in trees. They lack pseudobulbs and produce short stems with strap-shaped leathery leaves. Each stem ends in a solitary flower or racemes of 2-8 blossoms each with a distinctive lip or pouch. They exist in a myriad of colors and patterns and are easy to grow in the home or in the greenhouse.

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Paphiopedilum (Slipper Orchids)

Originating in the jungles of the Far East including Indonesia, Paphiopedilum (Slipper Orchids) are semi-terrestrial orchids, growing in humus and other material on the forest floor, on cliffs in pockets of humus and occasionally in trees. Paphiopedilums are called Slipper Orchids because of their unique floral pouch. Resilient and easy to grow in the home, they are probably the easiest orchids to rebloom, or at least to keep alive.

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Paphiopedilum barbatum (Bearded Paphiopedilum)

Paphiopedilum barbatum (Bearded Paphiopedilum) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting striking burgundy flowers, 3-4 across (8-10 cm), with greenish-white sepals adorned with dark purple longitudinal stripes. Blooming in the spring, the flowers are borne usually singly (rarely 2) on upright stems. The attractive foliage of dark green mottled leaves, up to 6 in. long (15 cm), is narrowly elliptic and thin in texture.

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Paphiopedilum callosum (Callus Paphiopedilum)

Paphiopedilum callosum (Callus Paphiopedilum) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting striking burgundy flowers, 3-4 across (8-10 cm), with white sepals and petals adorned with purple and green stripes. The petals curl downward and have hairy, black, raised spots along the top edge. Blooming in the spring and early summer, the flowers are borne usually singly (occasionally 2) on upright purple stems.

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Paphiopedilum concolor (One Colored Paphiopedilum)

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.

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Paphiopedilum delenatii (Venus Slipper Orchid)

Paphiopedilum delenatii (Venus Slipper Orchid) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting charming pristine white flowers with a bright pink pouch, and central yellow staminode. The dorsal petal and lower petals are white inside and pink outside with reddish spots. As an added bonus, the blossoms have a slight rose fragrance.

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Paphiopedilum gratrixianum (Venus Slipper Orchid)

Paphiopedilum gratrixianum (Venus Slipper Orchid) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting ravishing caramel flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a white dorsal sepal blushed pink and spotted purple. Blooming in the fall and early winter, the blossoms are borne singly on upright stems above the foliage of solid green, linear to lanceolate leaves, up to 9 in. long (22 cm).

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Paphiopedilum malipoense (Jade Slipper Orchid)

Paphiopedilum malipoense (Jade Slipper Orchid) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting striking green flowers, 3-5 across (8-12 cm), with a pale green pouch, apple-green sepals and petals striped and spotted garnet-purple, and a central pure white and rich burgundy staminode. As an added bonus, the blossoms have a nice raspberry fragrance.

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Paphiopedilum Maudiae gx (Venus Slipper Orchid)

Paphiopedilum Maudiae gx (Venus Slipper Orchid) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting ravishing flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), in spring and early summer. The blossoms feature a yellow-green pouch resembling a slipper, and green and white striped upper petals. They may persist on the plants for as long as two months.

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Paphiopedilum micranthum (Tiny Flowered Paphiopedilum)

Paphiopedilum micranthum (Tiny Flowered Paphiopedilum) is a terrestrial or lithophytic orchid boasting charming flowers, 2-4 in. across (5-10 cm), adorned with a pink to whitish pouch, pale yellow sepals with purple hues, and a circular, white and yellow staminod dotted of red. Blooming in the spring and summer, the flowers are borne singly (rarely 2)on upright green stems spotted with purple.

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Paphiopedilum Pinocchio gx (Venus Slipper Orchid)

Paphiopedilum Pinocchio gx (Venus Slipper Orchid) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting whimsical spotted pastel flowers. Each blossom is adorned with a pink pouch, a spring green dorsal sepal and off-white side petals with burgundy spots. The plant produces sequential bloom stems, one after the other for months. It can be in bloom continuously for a year or more.

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Paphiopedilum spicerianum (Spicer's Paphiopedilum)

Paphiopedilum spicerianum (Spicer's Paphiopedilum) is an evergreen, tender orchid boasting striking green and brown flowers, 2-3 across (5-7 cm), noted for their reflexed white dorsal marked with a purple vertical strip up its center. This unique white dorsal is so special that Paphiopedilum spicerianum has been used frequently as a parent in breeding, with the hope of sharing this stunning feature with its progenity.

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Paphiopedilum sukhakulii (Sukhakul's Paphiopedilum)

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii (Sukhakul's Paphiopedilum) is a small semi-terrestrial orchid boasting large flowers, 5-6 in. across (12-15 cm). Each blossom features a yellowish-green to reddish-brown pouch, a broadly oval upper white sepal with longitudinal green lines, and green lower sepals with purple dots. Blooming in the late winter and spring, the flowers are borne singly on upright purple brown stems.

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