Paphiopedilum Deperle (3.5 pot in bud)
Very Limited Supply One per Customer! Paphiopedilum Deperle is a famous cross of Paphiopedilum delenatii and Paph. primulinum originally registered by Marcel Lecoufle of Paris, France in 1980. It combines species from two distinct races of slipper orchids, creating a hybrids with lovely dark, checked foliage with a dark purple underside that produce spikes of two to three, and some times more delicately beautiful flowers that open in succession over several months. In the original version, the flowers were mostly white, but this remake uses the rarer, more highly colored forms of the species to produce splendid pink flowers with some deeper shadings and speckling. This orchid can flower at any time of the year as soon as a new fan of leaves matures, so you dont have to wait long to see flowers, especially once the plant has produced several fans of leaves. Cloning is not a viable option with Paphiopedilums, so every plant is raised from seed. The plant you will receive is a seedling in spike out of the cross illustrated, and the colors and patterns will resemble the example photo, but there will be some slight natural variation as each plant is unique. These orchids like medium light levels and regular watering without total drying in between. The better you soak the media in the pot, the longer it will take for them to dry out in between. About every two years they should be repotted into new mix, a kind that will offer good drainage, but not dry too quickly. Big clumps can be divided, but only once you can have several fans of leaves with each portion. We think you will enjoy this mix of crosses made by the artful hand of our good friend Graham Wood outside of Hilo, Hawaii. But hurry, this is a very limited offering!
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