Orchid Fact

Most kinds of lady-slipper orchids originally come from Southeast Asia, in an area that stretches from India to the Philippines.


Paphiopedilum (paf-ee-oh-PED-ih-lum)

This orchid is frequently referred to as a "Paph", and their long-lasting, fascinating lady-slipper flowers are good for shady locations. They can be grown under fluorescent lights. Paphs come in whites, pinks, greens, reds, and yellows.

Paphiopedilum Family

Paphs can be crossbred with one another to create hybrids. Hybrid plants combine the best qualities of both parents, and some can survive poor growing conditions or neglect. This "hybrid durability" makes them great choices for beginning orchid growers. Most Paphs sold today have been hybridized, which helps make them tough plants.

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Mottled leaves of a Paphiopedilum.