Orchid Q&A

* Air Conditioning
* Ansellia africana
* Aquarium Water
* Back Cutting
* Black Growths
* Calanthe Culture
* Catts in Hawaii
* Change of Environment
* Cymbidiella rhodocheila
* Culture of Alba Orchids
* Dehydration
* Dendrobium Care
* Dendrobium Repotting
* Dendrochilum magnum
* Dormancy
* Dry Conditions
* Epsom Salts
* Eulophia species
* Fertilizer Injector Dosage
* Flowering Vanilla
* Habenaria rhodocheila
* Holcoglossum kimballiana
* Inobulbum munificum
* Jewel Orchids
* Judging Orchids
* Leaf Color
* Leaf Residue
*
Leaftip Burn
* Liparis viridiflora



Q.

Paph. delenatii
Please tell me how to grow Paphiopedilum delenatii. — Jan Saliba

 

A.

While Paphiopedilum delenatii was for many years considered difficult to grow, years and generations of selection of good-growing parental stock have led to this species being quite easy. The plants seem to respond well to a variety of conditions, but will grow well with other mottled-leaved paphiopedilums, or with the brachypetalum or parvisepalum types. As always, water low in salts is a must. Plants should be kept evenly moist, approaching dryness, and provided with moderate light as for phalaenopsis. As with all paphiopedilums, Paph. delenatii does best with a fertilizing regime of 1/4-strength balanced plant food applied every week. —
Ned Nash


Paphiopedilum delenatii - photo © 2004 Greg Allikas


Orchid Q&A

* Masdevallia coccinea
* Mastering Miltonias
* Maxillaria sophronitis
* Mealybug Infestation
* Meristemming Monopodials
    Missing Pollen
* Night Length
* Night Lights
* No Flowers
* Non-flowering Doritaenopsis
* Oncostele Wildcat
* Oncidium Sharry Baby
* Orchid Honeydew
* Paphinia herrerae
* Paphiopedilum armeniacum
* Paphiopedilum delenatii
*
Phaius Culture
* Phalaenopsis Problem
*
Phalaenopsis Spiking
* Plant Sitter
* Rainwater Collection
* Redwood Bark
* Re-rooting Plants
* Spotted Oncidum Leaves
*
Sticking Flowers
* Storing Pollen
*
The Larger the Better
* Vanda Keiki
* Virus Question