Paphiopedilum armeniacum

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Paphiopedilum armeniacum
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Class: Liliopsida
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Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Cypripedieae
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Tribe: Cypripedilinae
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Genus: Paphiopedilum
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Species: Paph. armeniacum
S.C. Chen & F.Y. Liu, 1982
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Paphiopedilum armeniacum is commonly known as the Golden Slipper Orchid. The plant size is small compared to other paphiopedilum species. The plant blooms from late fall to early spring with one flower per an inflorence.


Paphiopedilum armeniacum is found in the Yunnan province of China at elevations from 1000 to 2000 meters. It is found on limestone cliffs and slopes. The habitat is subjected to constant light fog in the winter and heavy rain in the summer.


Paphiopedilum armeniacum should be kept in areas with intermediate to cool temperatures from around 32F to 87F with moderately bright light. Watering and temperatures must be reduced during the winter. The plant is sensitive to salts in the roots and be kept in a mix with good circulation such as in a mix with greater proportions of perlite or sphagnum moss than usual. Many growers keep plants in baskets since rhizomes produce growths about 14 cm. away from mother plant. Keep humidity at 60 to 80%

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