Lady Slipper




Latin Name – Paphiopedium
Common name – Lady Slipper
Pronunciation – paff-ee-oh-ped-ih-lum
Temperature – requirements vary. 55-100 Fahrenheit
depending on species.
Light – Bright light in hot summer months, high light in the cooler months
Water/humidity – wait until potting medium is starting to dry
out, but not completely dry before watering. Water thoroughly
until water runs freely through the drain holes in the pot
Fertilizer – fertilize with a balanced, water soluble formula at
150-200ppm (parts per million). Fertilizer is applied from
October through May on the day after every other watering.
Ensure two watering’s between every fertilizer application to
remove any residual salts from previous applications.
Discontinue fertilizer during hot summer months to prevent
salt burns as a result of plant taking up too much fertilizer.