Paphiopedilum delenatii X sib 4" FS
species - Vietnam
Grown from seed
Certainly one of the most delicate looking Paphiopedilums. This native of Vietnam has been in cultivation for many years and still retains it's popularity both as a collector plant as well as a valuable parent. The plants offered here are made with selected parents, they are blooming size 7-9" in leafspan.
Paph. delenatii would prefer indirect light (semi-shady) and intermediate temperatures. Water and fertilize heavily June-December, but lessen both January-May, but do not want to be kept constantly damp.
Flowers are produced mostly December-January, usually singly on an ~ 8" stem, can be up to 4" across and are sweetly fragrant (some say lemon-honey, others say rose).