Flowering at Species Specific

Paphiopedilum parishii

Currently flowering in the greenhouse is Paphiopedilum parishii. A stunning multi-flowered species that grows as an epiphyte high in the forest trees of Assam, China and Thailand. Currently we are growing this plant at between 15c and 17c at night, during winter it will grow at 10c at night time. It is given full shade with high humidity and good air circulation, these conditions will be kept up through the colder months, in particular the air circulation is very important to prevent bacterial problems. The compost is watered as soon as it dries out during the growing season, but it will be allowed to remain dry for another day or two in winter and given sufficient water to just moisten the compost. This species can carry up to seven or eight flowers at a time measuring 3″ (7.5cm) and the twisted lateral petals can measure up to 4″ (10cm) in length. This plant is flowering for the first time on a single growth and we expect the number of flowers to increase as the plant grows. Like most Paphiopedilum species it can be easily grown on a window sill in the home. Grow on a north facing window, or any other window that gets no sunshine.

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