Paphiopedilums

Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper, is a genus of the lady slipper orchid subfamily Cypripedioideae of the flowering plant family Orchidaceae. The genus comprises some 80 accepted taxa including several natural hybrids.

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Difficulty

Moderate

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Lighting

Low

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Water

Yes, please.

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Soil

Combination of bark, perlite, and sphagnum moss

Paphiopedilum venustum var album is the bright green form of the species. The type form of Paphiopedilum venustum has various shades of red and brown. The album form is unable to produce anthocyanin, which gives flowers red color.