Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1895


Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1895 is a terrestrial or lithophytic growing lady slipper orchid species, native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Inflorescences can get lengths up to about 1 meter and carry up to 7 successively opening flowers Flowers reach a width of up to 14 cm. Flowering period: Spring - Summer. Paphiopedilum lowii lady slipper orchids require intermediate to warm temperatures, moderate to bright light and a well drained potting medium. to induce blooming waterings should be restricted during winter. The tropical lady slipper orchid has been named by the English botanist Sir John Lindley in honour to the English plant collector, naturalist and orchidologist Sir Hugh Low (1824 – 1905).

Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1895
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Image: Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1895
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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