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Phragmipedium ‘Eric Young’

Lady's slipper orchid

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Features

  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourRed, orange, yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Phragmipedium ‘Eric Young’ (Lady's slipper orchid). This genus consists of about 15-20 species of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids. The leaves are very strappy and long. The flowers are borne singly or in small groups on upright stems they usually have narrow arching petals.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid, Epiphytic or Lithophytic

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

Mexico, C & S Americas

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

You must plant in loose, very free-draining soil with light shade. In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. Can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

You can propagate by dividing immediately after flowering or from seed. You can also use older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

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