Paphiopedilum insigne


Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer 1886 is a terrestrial growing lady slipper orchid species, native to the North-East Indian states Assam and Meghalaya, Bangladesh and Nepal. Inflorescences of the rare in nature orchid get lengths up to 30 cm and carry normally just one, single flower, rarely two. The stunning flowers get a width of about 7-12 cm. Flowering period: late Autumn to Winter. Paphiopedilum insigne orchids are protected by CITES Appendix I (threatened with extinction, trade only in exceptional circumstances). The lady slipper orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures and bright light.Keep plants humid, but not sogging wet from spring to autumn, then keep them cooler and reduce waterings. The humidity should always be at about 60-80 %.

Paphiopedilum insigne
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Image: Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer 1886
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

Lady Slipper Orchid species (Paphiopedilum species orchids)
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