CYPRIPEDIUM / PAPHIOPEDILUM - info
CYPRIPEDIUM / PAPHIOPEDILUM = LADY'S SLIPPER
These 2 orchids are alike, but change the name.
CYPRIPEDIUM derived from Kypris, a name of Aphrodite or Venus, and Pedilion (shoes, sandal, slipper,slipper), referring to the particular shape of the lip.
PAPHIOPEDILUM: is derived from Paphos, city of Cyprus, which according to legend is the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite or Venus, and Pedilion.
- A lot of light. No direct sun.
- Recommended temperature
- Greater than 15 °C
- Soak the plant pot in room temperature water for 5-10 minutes, then drain the excess water.
- Season of Availability on the market - in Bloom with forced cultivation
- October November December January February March
- It is cosmopolitan, having a distribution quite global: America, from Europe to Siberia, the east Indies, Malaysia, China, west-central, Italy (Cypripedium calceolus).
- On the contrary, other species are terrestrial orchids and non-orchids, i.e. do not live at the expense of other plants of major proportions. Generally prefer humid areas and fresh at the edge of the woods.