Another fascinating species from Asia (North Vietnam and surrounding areas) is Paphiopedilum tranlienianum. ( see picture right ) This an orchid that prefers cool winters and warm summers growing naturally in areas of protected shade. Coppery bronze pouch, white dorsal and twisted sepals make this Paph a work of art.
The twisted petals and white hooded sepal make this just another of the many fascinating paphs.
Care and growing conditions
An epiphytic orchid requiring dappled shade (low light) a little humidity a dryish winter and a moist but well drained growing medium.Flowering in late winter Paphiopedilum tranlienianum looks fantastic when planted in a group. We suggest repotting mature specimens every 1 - 2 years
- Use an open free draining potting mix.
- Do not over water
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