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A picture of a Slipper orchid

Slipper orchid

Paphiopedilum argus

Also known as

Orchid

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

20cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Slipper orchid Overview

A terrestrial, epiphytic or lithophytic orchid from the Philippines. Bears oblong to lance-shaped, mottled greens and purple leaves. Flowers are pinkish- spotted purple and white, decorative flowers.

Common problems with Slipper orchid

Other uses of Slipper orchid

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.