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Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Also known as

Appleton's Slipper Orchid

Partial Shade
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

5cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Slipper Orchid Overview

This compact evergreen orchid has elliptic, mottled, purple and green leaves and, in winter and spring it produces solitary flowers that have a pale green, veined, upper petal, two horizontal, rose-pink and green petals and light brown pouches.

Common problems with Slipper Orchid

Can be attacked by sap-sucking pests when kept indoors and can also suffer from viruses.

How to harvest Slipper Orchid

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Slipper Orchid

Division

Divide when plants overflow their containers.

Special features of Slipper Orchid

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Slipper Orchid

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.