Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2019-02-10Orchid show
By jmorth
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Location: home,  Zone 7A, NCQuatal x Magic Leopard
By sandnsea2
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Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CADate: Dec 2011 to March 2012The long bloom sequence of my noid Paphiopedilum
By tarev
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Location: Susquehanna Orchid Society Show at Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-02-05Unregistered cross Paphiopedilum Coral Sea 'Alpha' X Bloody Rain
By csandt
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Location: Susquehanna Orchid Society Show at Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-02-05Unregistered hybrid Paphiopedilum Ruth Wright 'Aurora' X Exactade
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-06
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Location: At Cactus and Tropicals Nursery, Sandy UtahDate: 2011-11-22
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Location: Tropical greenhouse, BelgiumDate: 2007-08-24
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Location: Inside our home, DeLand, FLDate: 2012-02-12
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Date: 2014-03-04
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Location: Terrell conservatory
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Location: Susquehanna Orchid Society Show at Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-02-05Unregistered hybrid William Ambler '#1a' X Michael Koopowitz 'HOF
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Date: 2017-02-06
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-06
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-06
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St LouisDate: 2018-03-31
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Location: my home Zone 7A, NCvarious Paphs
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Location: Tropical greenhouse, BelgiumDate: 2007-08-24
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Date: 2014-03-04
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Date: 2014-12-03
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Date: 2014-12-03
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Date: 2014-12-29
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Date: 2014-12-29
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Date: 2015-02-28
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Date: 2015-02-28
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Location: Susquehanna Orchid Society Show at Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-02-05Unregistered hybrid Paphiopedilum Hellas Sunset X Salty Val
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Location: Susquehanna Orchid Society Show at Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PennsylvaniaDate: 2017-02-05Unregistered hybrid Paphiopedilum Anhinga Magic X Hilo Ruby
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Date: 2017-02-06
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Date: 2017-02-06
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-06
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Location: Southeast Pennsylvania Orchid Show (SEPOS) and Sale, Oaks, Pennsylvania 19456Date: 2017-03-24Unregistered hybrid Emerald Green X Pacific Shamrock.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Paph. callosum question by terrafirma Jan 14, 2020 5:28 PM 4
Anticipation 2020 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 20, 2020 3:42 PM 12
Our Orchid blooms in December 2019 by Ursula Dec 31, 2019 11:02 PM 241
In for the Winter: Are you Wintering Your Houseplants? by LadyChilli Dec 18, 2019 6:37 PM 21
Recommendations for second orchid type after phals? by EmpressOfIndia Nov 24, 2019 5:58 PM 39
Wild Phal I got at orchids limited by Plantsmylove Dec 9, 2019 10:12 AM 51
Our Orchid blooms in November 2019 by Ursula Dec 1, 2019 8:01 AM 357
Our Orchid blooms in October 2019 by Ursula Nov 3, 2019 9:19 PM 327
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