The botanical species of Paphiopedilum are found in the jungles of the Far East and Indonesia. They grow mainly in the humus layer of the forest and sometimes on stones. They are found rarely in trees.
Paphiopedilums are sometimes called Venus shoes (in English lady slipper or slipper orchid, and German Frauenschuh). Approximately sixty to eighty species belonging to this genus.
The shoe-shaped lip serves as the insect trap; flying insects are lured by scents and the promise of nectar in the flower. They can only to the outside through a narrow opening, where they pass through the stamper and the anthers and the pollen on their body. In a subsequent flower pollen will then go to the pistil
APPEARANCE OF PAPHIOPEDILUM
American hybrids are available from October to March. Multi Flowers are available throughout the year. This particular orchids available at better stocked florists and garden centers. The American hybrids have a big flower. The multi flowers have small flowers, often two to four flowers per stem. The Paphiopedilum grows in magazine shoots. The flowers come in the middle of the shoot. US hybrids are there from yellow to red, often with a drawing in the back flag (septal). The multi flowers are yellow to brown / red. Paphiopedilum is always propagated by seed, so each plant has unique characteristics.
Paphiopedilums his shadow orchids. They never put in the full midday sun. Too much sun gives light or burnt leaves. The daytime temperature of gevlektbladigen should be between 20 and 24 ° C. In the daytime groenbladigen the temperature should be between 17 and 22 ° C. Paphiopedilum flowers six to ten weeks.
The Paphiopedilum loves an airy potting mixture. Give water once a week, in the summer a little more. Make sure no water remains at the bottom of the outer pot. Dipping with rain water for about ten minutes is preferred.
Orchids need very little fertilizer. Give every two or three weeks orchid food, but use only half the amount of food specified on the bottle. This orchid is easy to grow in the home. Put the Paphiopedilum not in full sun. Cold nights (12 to 15 ° C) in the spring encourage the deployment of flower buds.
Each stem blooms only once and then dies. Cut the old stem as deeply as possible. The Paphiopedilum flowers after about nine months on a new shoot. Make sure when transplanting to the foot of the Paphiopedilum is under the oppotmateriaal, otherwise stops the root growth. If the Paphiopedilum too large, then this can easily into pieces of two or three plants are divided. The Paphiopedilum does not like to be in too big a pot. Once every three to four years repotting orchids in soil is sufficient.
As a somewhat lower temperature at night stimulates budding, most orchids come in mid-winter to bloom. Paphiopedilum is a slow-growing plant, it takes about three years for the Paphiopedilum old enough to flower. With sufficient new shoot (leaf) growth this then bloom every year. The more shoots makes the Paphiopedilum, the greater the chance that the Paphiopedilum flowers with more blooms.
Ik vond het een verademing. Woensdagavond besteld, vrijdag in huis. En zoals de planten afgeleverd werden, wauw. Daar kan postnl nog een voorbeeld aan nemen. De orchidee is druk bezig met zijn bloem open te gooien, ik ben zeer benieuwd. Sterke punten Ik had een mail gestuurd met een vraag, het antwoord had ik de volgende dag pas verwacht omdat het na 18.00 uur was. Maar nee hoor 's avonds kreeg ik keurig antwoord op mijn vraag zodat ik met een gerust hart mijn bestelling kon plaatsen. Verbeterpunten of tips Sorry, maar ik heb geen verbeterpunten, ik zou zeggen ga zo door