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Paphiopedilum appletonianum

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJune to April
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourGreen pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green purple

Description

Paphiopedilum appletonianum (Orchid). A compact, shade-loving decorated orchid from East Asia. Grows on rain forest floors, leaf mould or on rock faces.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid, Epiphytic or Lithophytic

Origin

Laos, Thailand

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They grow in partial-shade with moisture and well-drained soil.

Propagation

Can be propagated from older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mite, aphids and mealy bugs.

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