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A fine selection from our best variety
Paphiopedilum are delicate and prized flowers.
They are singled out by stem length and flower size through a careful selection.
They are packaged in a 10-stem bunch and wrapped in see-through cellophane, which ensures the flowers beauty and colours will properly stand out.
Upon request, packaging may also come in boxes with water supply (6 ml floral water tube/vial).
So transport will not affect either beauty or longevity.
1What does Paphiopedilum mean?
It stems from the Greek word Paphos, a Cyprus city, hometown to the Goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and Pedilon, which means slipper. The translation would be Lady’s-slipper and it refers to the lip (labellum) shape of this variety of flowers.
2Why give a Paphiopedilum as a present?
Because it is a meaningful gift, a symbol of perfect harmony. It is meant for winning over a lady or to celebrate a mother as well as many other situations where words may not be enough.
3Looking after a Paphiopedilum.
We suggest doing what is needed for almost all flowers:
- Change water every 2/3 days
- Cut off 0,5 cm of base once a week
- Keep in not too hot a place
4Why is the Paphiopedilum so prized?
Because these flowers are extra-demanding and difficult to grow. Only after six years will the flower appear from the seed. They can not be reproduced by meristem, which means a very slow varietal growth.
5Where do producers grow the Paphiopedilum orchids?
In Italy they are grown in Liguria (North-West). Sanremo being the major growing hub.
6Where can we find them?
In major nurseries. From late Autumn to early Spring.
7Which is the most suitable vase for this flower?
When at home preferably in a see-through glass vase, tall and narrow enough to prop the flower by two/thirds (2/3) of length. Great on its own or in odd numbers, not more than 7 stems though.
8Do Paphiopedilum orchids exist in the Italian flora?
No, they don’t. Their closest kin being the Cypripedium Calceorus, also called “ the lady’s-slipper orchid”.