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New slipper orchid

This is a discussion on New slipper orchid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; i got this orchid 3 weeks ago and now it has 3 blooms =). do ...

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    i got this orchid 3 weeks ago and now it has 3 blooms =). do anyone one know how often should i water and which fertilizer to use. i'm not sure about how much light it should get but it seems to be doing fine!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raver View Post
    i got this orchid 3 weeks ago and now it has 3 blooms =). do anyone one know how often should i water and which fertilizer to use. i'm not sure about how much light it should get but it seems to be doing fine!!
    A copy and paste from the RVO Orchid Care page

    Light
    Requirements:


    1000 – 1500
    footcandles

    The lower light requirements of these “old world” slipper orchids make them very well suited for home cultivation.

    Temperature:

    70 – 80 degrees
    F. daytime, 55 – 64 degrees F. night.

    Humidity:

    40 – 70 % relative
    humidity is ideal.

    Notes:

    Paphiopedilums
    (from the Greek, Paphios, ancient city of Cyprus that was the center of worship of Aphrodite, and the Latin ped, relating to the foot — we get prostitute-footed, or Ladyslipper) are terrestrial orchids that bloom either one or many on a spike. Flowers can last up to two months. These orchids should be watered generously and kept damp: lacking pseudobulbs, the plants use their roots for water and nutrient storage, therefore the roots should never be allowed to completely dry out.



    Hope this helps!!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    congratulations on the purchase and blooms....

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    Thats a good looking orchid...

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    thanks guys for the nice comments =)

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    yes, "bright shade" and even moisture.

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    Good and healphy looking plant - congratulations!

    ... Are all Paphs terrestrial, or some are and some - not?...

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