Paphiopedilum: femme fatale

You can’t skirt round Paphiopedilum: a lady with royal allure and a seductive lip who attracts quite a few admirers in the wild. Flying insects are tempted with scents and the promise of nectar in the flower. As a houseplant this tropical beauty can cope very well without air-borne visitors. She is one of the easiest orchids to keep: you barely need to think about her.

Styling

Paphiopedilum looks excellent on her own in a pot which matches the leaf or the flower, but also does very well as a group act in terracotta. What looks particularly good with Paphiopedilum are simple earthenware, coarse linen or thick wool and rough wood.

Orchid of the month

Every month we present a new orchid of the month. Want to find out which orchid it will be next month? Take a look at the list.