paphiopedilum “pinocchio” is a hybrid, based on paph. glaucophyllum and paph. primulinum. it’s available with white, yellow or pink flowers.
paphiopedilum “pinocchio” does best if located bright, but protected from afternoon sun. some morning and/or evening sun will be tolerated. a light shaded place is also suitable.
it can be grown at room temperature throughout the year and needs winter minimum of 13 °c/55 °f.
a regular orchid mix or a mix between orchid bark, small lava rocks and regular potting soil (2:1:1) can be used.
paphiopedilum “pinocchio” can be deep waterd, what’s flowing out of the pot’s hole must be removed after some minutes. wet legs can cause rotten roots. before watering next let it slightly dry.
a half diluted orchid fertilizer can be given monthly in spring/summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter. recently bought or repotted plants don’t need fertilizer for the first six to eight weeks.
paphiopedilum “pinocchio” welcomes a medium humidity (+/-50 %).
reblooming paphiopedilum “pinocchio”
the flower spike can be cutted off after it has dried, it will not bloom again. after blooming the orchid produces new shoots. eight to twelfe months later paphiopedilum “pinocchio” is ready for blooming again. if bloom appears reluctant a cooler period in winter (13-15 °c/55-59 °f) may be helpful.
the lady’s slipper can be propagated by division.