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Paphiopedilum 58 Pages




Paphiopedilum acmodontum
Pointed Tooth Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum adductum Paphiopedilum appletonianum
Appleton's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum argus
Argus Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum armeniacum
Apricot Orange Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum barbigerum
Beard Carrying Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum bellatulum
Enchanting Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum bougainvilleanum
Bougainville Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum callosum
Callus Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
Charlesworth Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum concolor
One Colored Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum dayanum
Day's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum delenatii
Delanat's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum dianthum
Double Flowered Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum druryi
Drury's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum emersonii
Emerson's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum exul
Excluded Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum
Fairrie's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum gigantifolium
Giant-Leaf Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum glanduliferum
Gland-Bearing Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum godefroyae
Godefroy's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum gratrixianum
Gratix's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum hangianum
Hang's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum haynaldianu
Haynald's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum helenae
Ellen's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum henryanum
Henry's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum
Shaggy Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum hookerae
Hooker's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum intaniae
Intani Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum javanicum
Java Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum kolopakingii
Kolopaking's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum
Lawrence's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum liemianum
Liem's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum malipoense
Malipo Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum mastersianum
Master's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum micranthum
Tiny Flowered Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum niveum
Snow-White Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum  Papua
Papua Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum parishii
Parish's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum primulinum
Primrose Yellow Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum purpuratum
Purple Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum randsii
Rands' Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum sangii
Sang's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum schoseri
Schoser's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum spicerianum
Spicer's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum stonei
Stone's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii
Sukhakul's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum supardii
Supard's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum tonsum
Bald Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum tranlienianum
Tran's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum urbanianum
Urban's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum venustum
Charming Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum victoria-mariae
Virgin Mary Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum victoria-regina
Queen Victoria Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum vietnamense
Vietnamese Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum villosum
Hirsute Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum wardii
Ward's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum wentworthianum
Wentworth's Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum acmodontum (Philippines)
Paphiopedilum adductum
Paphiopedilum affine (P. appletonianum P. villosum) (Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Hainan to Indochina)
Paphiopedilum areeanum (P. barbigerum P. villosum var. annamense) (China: SE Yunnan)
Paphiopedilum argus (Philippines: Luzon)
Paphiopedilum armeniacum Golden Slipper Orchid
Paphiopedilum armeniacum fma. markii
Paphiopedilum barbatum Penang Slipper Orchid (Peninsular Thailand to Sumatra)
Paphiopedilum barbigerum
Paphiopedilum bellatulum Egg-in-a-nest orchid (SE Yunnan, Guizhou, S Guangxi to Indochina)
Paphiopedilum bougainvilleanum (Solomon Islands)
Paphiopedilum bougainvilleanum var. bougainvilleanum (Solomon Islands: North Solomons)
Paphiopedilum bougainvilleanum var. saskianum (Solomon Islands: South Solomons)
Paphiopedilum bullenianum (Malesia)
Paphiopedilum bullenianum var. bullenianum (W Malaysia)
Paphiopedilum bullenianum var. celebesense (Sulawesi to Maluku)
Paphiopedilum burbidgei (P. dayanum P. javanicum var. virens) (Borneo)
Paphiopedilum callosum (Indochina to NW Peninsular Malaysia)
Paphiopedilum callosum var. callosum (Indochina) (including f. albinum, P. viniferum)
Paphiopedilum callosum var. potentianum (Thailand)
Paphiopedilum callosum var. warnerianum (Peninsular Thailand to NW Peninsular Malaysia)
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
Paphiopedilum ciliolare
Paphiopedilum concolor
Paphiopedilum cribbii Averyanov (S Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum dalatense (P. callosum P. villosum var. annamense) (Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum dayanum (Borneo)
Paphiopedilum delenatii
Paphiopedilum dianthum
Paphiopedilum dixlerianum (P. callosum P. wardii) (Myanmar)
Paphiopedilum druryi (S India)
Paphiopedilum emersonii
Paphiopedilum expansum ( P. hennisianum P. philippinense) (Philippines)
Paphiopedilum exul (Peninsular Thailand)
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum (E Himalaya to Assam)
Paphiopedilum fanaticum (P. malipoense P. micranthum) (S China)
Paphiopedilum gigantifolium (SC Sulawesi)
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Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum
Paphiopedilum godefroyae (Peninsular Thailand)
Paphiopedilum gratrixianum
Paphiopedilum grussianum (P. dianthum P. hirsutissimum var. esquirolei) (China: Guangxi)
Paphiopedilum hangianum Perner & O.Gruss (Yunnan to Vietnam) (including f. album, P. singchii)
Paphiopedilum haynaldianum (Philippines: Luzon, Negros)
Paphiopedilum helenae Aver. (N Vietnam: Cao Bang Province[verification needed]) (includes P. delicatum)
Paphiopedilum hennisianum (C Philippines)
Paphiopedilum henryanum (SE Yunnan, Guangxi to N Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum herrmannii (P. helenae P. hirsutissimum var. esquirolei) (Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (Assam to S China)Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. chiwuanum (China: Yunnan)
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. esquirolei (Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi to N & E Indochina)
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum var. hirsutissimum (Assam to Myanmar)
Paphiopedilum hookerae (Borneo)
Paphiopedilum hookerae var. hookerae (Borneo: Sarawak, W. Kalimantan)
Paphiopedilum hookerae var. volonteanum (Borneo: Sabah)
Paphiopedilum insigne (Assam: Meghalaya)
Paphiopedilum intaniae (Sulawesi)
Paphiopedilum javanicum (Sumatra, Borneo to Lesser Sunda Islands)
Paphiopedilum javanicum var. javanicum (Sumatra to Lesser Sunda Islands)
Paphiopedilum javanicum var. virens (Borneo: Sabah to N Sarawak)
Paphiopedilum kimballianum (P. dayanum P. rothschildianum) (Borneo: Mt. Kinabalu)
Paphiopedilum kolopakingii (Borneo: C Kalimantan)
Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum (Borneo - Sarawak, Sabah)
Paphiopedilum liemianum (N. Sumatra)
Paphiopedilum littleanum (P. dayanum P. lawrenceanum) (Borneo)
Paphiopedilum lowii (W & C Malesia)
Paphiopedilum lowii var. lowii (W & C Malaysia)
Paphiopedilum lowii var. lynniae (Borneo)
Paphiopedilum lowii var. richardianum (Sulawesi)
Paphiopedilum malipoense Jade Slipper Orchid (including P. jackii)
Paphiopedilum mastersianum (Lesser Sunda Islands to Maluku)
Paphiopedilum mastersianum (Lesser Sunda Islands to Maluku)
Paphiopedilum mastersianum var. mastersianum (Maluku: Ambon, Buru)
Paphiopedilum mastersianum var. mohrianum (Lesser Sunda Islands: Flores)
Paphiopedilum mattesii (P. barbatum P. bullenianum) (Peninsular Malaysia)
Paphiopedilum micranthum Silver Slipper Orchid, Hard-leaved Pocket Orchid
Paphiopedilum micranthum var. eburneum
Paphiopedilum micranthum var. glanzeanum (Albinistic form)
Paphiopedilum niveum (Peninsular Thailand to N Peninsular Malaysia)
Paphiopedilum ooii
Paphiopedilum papuanum (New Guinea)
Paphiopedilum parishii (Assam to W Yunnan)
Paphiopedilum pereirae (P. exul P. niveum) (Peninsular Thailand)
Paphiopedilum petchleungianum (P. dianthum P. villosum) (China: SE Yunnan)
Paphiopedilum philippinense (Philippines to N Borneo) Paphiopedilum philippinense var. philippinense (Philippines to N Borneo)
Paphiopedilum philippinense var. roebelenii (Philippines: Luzon)
Paphiopedilum powellii (P. callosum P. exul) (Peninsular Thailand)
Paphiopedilum pradhanii (P. fairrieanum P. venustum) (E Himalaya)
Paphiopedilum primulinum (Sumatra: S Aceh) Paphiopedilum primulinum var. primulinum
Paphiopedilum primulinum var. purpurascens Paphiopedilum purpuratum (S China to Hainan) Paphiopedilum purpuratum var. hainanense (Hainan)
Paphiopedilum purpuratum var. purpuratum (China: Yunnan, Hong Kong, Guangdong)
Paphiopedilum randsii (Philippines: N Mindanao)
Paphiopedilum rhizomatosum (Myanmar)
Paphiopedilum rothschildianum King of the Paphs
Paphiopedilum saccopetalum (China: SE Guanxi)
Paphiopedilum sanderianum (NW Borneo: Gunung Mulu)
Paphiopedilum sangii (N Sulawesi)
Paphiopedilum schoseri (Sulawesi to Maluku)
Paphiopedilum shipwayae (P. dayanum P. hookerae). (Borneo)
Paphiopedilum siamense (P. appletonianum P. callosum) (Thailand)
Paphiopedilum spicerianum
Paphiopedilum spicerovenustum (P. spiceranum P. venustum) (Assam)
Paphiopedilum stonei (Borneo: Sarawak)
Paphiopedilum stonei var. platyphyllum (Borneo: Sarawak)
Paphiopedilum stonei var. stonei (Borneo: S Sarawak) Paphiopedilum sugiyamanum (Borneo: Sabah)
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii (NE Thailand)
Paphiopedilum supardii (Borneo: SE Kalimantan)
Paphiopedilum superbiens (N & W Sumatra)
Paphiopedilum thaianum (Thailand)
Paphiopedilum tigrinum (including P. smaragdinum)
Paphiopedilum tonsum (Rchb.f.) Stein (N & W Sumatra) (including f. alboviride)
Paphiopedilum tranlienianum (Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum tranlienianum f. alboviride (Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum urbanianum
Paphiopedilum usitanum (Philippines)
Paphiopedilum vejvarutianum (Thailand: Kanchanaburi)
Paphiopedilum venustoinsigne (P. insigne P. venustum) (Assam)
Paphiopedilum venustum (E Nepal to NE Bangladesh)
Paphiopedilum victoria-mariae (W Sumatra)
Paphiopedilum victoria-regina (including P. chamberlainianum)
Paphiopedilum vietenryanum (P. gratrixianum P. henryanum) (China: Yunnan)
Paphiopedilum vietnamense Gruss & Perner (Vietnam)
Paphiopedilum villosum (Assam to S China)
Paphiopedilum villosum var. annamense (Yunnan and Guangxi to Indochina)
Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii (Myanmar)
Paphiopedilum villosum var. villosum (Assam to Thailand) (including P. densissimum)
Paphiopedilum violascens (N & E New Guinea, Manus Island)
Paphiopedilum wardii Summerh. Rainbow Orchid (SW Yunnan to Myanmar) (including f. alboviride)
Paphiopedilum wardii var. teestaensis (China: SW Yunnan)
Paphiopedilum wenshanense (P. bellatulum P. concolor, including P. conco-bellatulum)
Paphiopedilum wentworthianum (Solomon Islands)
Paphiopedilum wilhelminae (C New Guinea)


These Southeast Asian plants have flowers of heavy substance, lasting from one to three months. There are multi-flowered, sequential flowered and single flowered varieties of many different sizes, shapes and colors. To this day there is no accurate way to clone Paphiopedilums, making mass production difficult. Therefore the Paphiopedilum is one of the most unique and popularly collected orchids in the world. Many varieties can be grown easily indoors.

Paphiopedilums do well in a diminished light. An east or west window (providing 1000 to 1500 foot-candles of light) is ideal. The east exposure is better because the temperature is lower in the early part of the day when the plant is receiving the greatest amount of light. A south window is acceptable as long as the sunlight is filtered so as not to burn the plant. Paphs also do very well under artificial lights, such as fluorescent (grow at 10-19" from tubes) or P.L. Lights (high pressure sodium Son Agro bulbs). Run the lights according to the seasons: 11 hours in winter, 14-16 hours in summer. Strap-leafed, multi-flowered species or hybrids can take stronger light up to 2500 foot-candles.

There are both warm and cool growing Paphs. Generally speaking, those with mottled foliage and the strap-leafed, multi-flowered species or hybrids do best in intermediate to warm conditions, preferring daytime temperatures of 70-80 degrees F. and nighttime temperatures of 55-64 degrees. The cool-growing species are mostly from India and grow at higher elevations. Complex hybrids are cool growing and bloom mostly during the winter season. These types prefer nighttime temperatures of 55-62 degrees with days around 65-70 degrees. They will all tolerate the heat of summer as long as they are regularly watered, shaded and kept in humid conditions. The mottled leafed varieties do best in a warmer house or apartment and can often bloom twice a year.

Like all orchids, it is important to water in the morning. This insures complete water evaporation on the foliage as well as the crown by nightfall, thus preventing bacteria and fungus rot. Water the plant as it approaches dryness. Use rainwater, distilled water, reverse osmosis water or municipal water. Do not use softened water. Put plant in sink when watering and allow it to drain well. Under most growing conditions, watering is done at 3-7 day intervals depending on the pot size.


We highly recommend Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water, all year round. This is the fertilizer that we developed and use on our own plants. The results have been excellent.

For tap or well water, during spring and summer we recommend a 1/2 tsp. per gallon solution of GrowMore 20-10-20 fertilizer every other watering. During fall and winter, this should be reduced to every third watering. When using rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water, add back 5-10% of your hard water to provide necessary calcium and magnesium.

Paphs like a humidity of between 45% and 70%. This may be accomplished by the use of humidifiers or by filling a saucer with crushed rock and placing it under the plants. The water under the rock will slowly evaporate, slightly raising the humidity level. Make sure that the pot rests above the water level in the saucer. Our humidity trays are another option you can use to place your plants on.

Potting Potting material is usually ready for replacement once every year to year and a half. The best time for repotting is the spring or early summer or fall when temperatures are mild. Use a medium grade orchid bark mix for plants in 3.25'' pots or larger, and a small mix for plants in smaller pots. Large plants with 6 or more growths can be divided. Pot with oldest growth closest to the rim of the pot allowing room for 1-2 years growth. Most growers find that plastic pots work best for Paphiopedilums.

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