Thursday, December 22, 2016

Paphiopedilum venustum

Sometimes referred to as the "Brain Pouch Paphiopedilum" for obvious reasons, the Slipper Orchid is from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal.  It is also desirable for its beautiful foliage, a rather uncommon feature in orchids.  The flowers are not large but it is easy to grow and blooms faithfully on every new growth.  My plant is grown on a windowsill in moderate light and in a bark mix.


  1. What a beauty and a color! Somehow I am hopeless with paphs. - we can't seems to agree on a few things - but looking at your's I may have to negotiate...

    1. Thanks, Klara. I wish I had room for more but only grow a few on a bathroom windowsill. One of the things I learned is not to overwater them.