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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Grow Asian Slipper Orchids

Paph. (Winston Churchill x Linda Vasquez) x Milmoore) 'Jinny' x Paph. Winston Churchill 'Indomitable'
  • Light 80% shade in a greenhouse or an unobstructed east windowsill at home.
  • Temperature Intermediate. 58º to 60º night minimum.
  • Humidity 80%
  • Water Water thoroughly when the top 1" of medium is lighter in color
  • Fertilizer 1/4 strength balanced fertilizer applied every 2 weeks.
  • Rest Period None.
  • Growing Medium Premium sphagnum or Fir bark+ charcoal+ perlite+peatmoss mix.
  • When to Repot After flowering.
  • How Often to Repot When the plant has outgrown its pot OR when the medium has broken down. A good quality medium will last about two years.
  • How to Re-bloom All orchids need a strong root system and sufficient light intensity in order to re-bloom.


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