Paphiopedilum

Paphiopedilum

Life form Orchids: epiphytes, terrestrial and lithophytes
Family Orchidaceae
Origin Tropical regions of Southeast Asia
Ease of cultivation Pafiopedilum quite unpretentious, but requires compliance with certain conditions.
The size Up to 60 cm
Growth rate Low
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: + 50-77 ° F, in winter + 68-86 ° F.
Humidity High: for different species from 30 to 70%.
Lighting Bright diffused light, ideally east window
The soil For pafiopediluma use loose substrate for orchids through the crust.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist, but not too humid. The water must be cleaned.In no case should the full drying of the roots be tolerated. In the winter, watering is limited.
Fertilizer It is required to fertilize diluted fertilizers with every third or fourth watering. In the winter, the frequency of dressing is worth shortening.
Reproduction In industrial conditions, seed reproduction is used. At home, reproduction is used by dividing the plant into separate rosettes. Each pot must consist of at least three outlets.
Bloom Flowers of various colors. The most common groups are single-flowered, multi-flowering and revolver plants.
Features of care Normal growth requires good air ventilation, periodic washing of the soil from excess salts.
Difficulties The plant is often susceptible to fungal infections may root rot if over-watering.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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