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Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Appleton's Slipper Orchid

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division
Divide when plants overflow their containers.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Sand, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral

Personality

Family
Orchidaceae
Flower colour
Pink, Green
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, red spider mites, mealy bugs and can suffer from viruses.

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