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  • n. horticulturally important genus of mainly terrestrial orchids including many hybrids; southeastern Asia and Indonesia to Philippines and Solomon Islands; Paphiopedilum species sometimes included in genus Cypripedium


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  • Most of your issues will be light and water (and over watering more than under watering) but if you start out with the orchid varieties such as paphiopedilum and phalaenopsis which are less particular about getting lots of light and water you'll have a good shot at success.

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  • Paph is short for the orchid paphiopedilum, like phal is short for orchid phalaenopsis.

    Bloom Day January 2009-Few But Faire « Fairegarden

  • These lady slippers are not the native hardy cypripediums, or something close to that name, they are paphiopedilum, a tropical native.

    From The Greenhouse « Fairegarden

  • Last Friday I shared with you the slowly forming flower bud on my paphiopedilum orchid.


  • Except when we mistakenly cut the bloom stalk of our prized paphiopedilum BEFORE it has even opened, with TWO flower buds.

    Punish Me « Fairegarden

  • This is what you call a "bulldog" paphiopedilum, which until I just typed this I didn't get the pun!


  • This is a paphiopedilum from the recent orchid show in DC.


  • For example paphiopedilum and phragmipedium are orchid species that typically need water before they appear to actually need it.


  • I’d love to see a picture of that paphiopedilum when the flower opens…

    The Greenhouse/Sunroom « Fairegarden


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