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Paphiopedilum callosum

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPurple green
  • Leaf ColourGrey green mottled

Description

Paphiopedilum callosum (Orchid). This species grows to about 45cm tall, There have about 3 to 5 leaves which are lightly mottled on the upper surface. It will produce a single showy flower which is long lasting.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid, Epiphytic or Lithophytic

Origin

Thailand, Vietnam

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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