How Do You Grow Ladys Slipper Orchids Easily At Home?
Many orchids tend to be really showy and exotic looking, but Lady’s Slipper orchids are amazingly beautiful even compared to other orchids. These queens of the orchid world have a reputation for being difficult to keep, but by making good choices, you can have these delicate-looking orchids flourish and bloom year after year at home without needing much by way of special care. Choose a species of lady’s slipper orchid that needs low maintenance. I highly recommend Paphiopedilum delenatii, a hardy species that is often available at garden stores or from online suppliers. Grow the plant in a well-drained potting mix containing bark and charcoal. Orchid potting mix is usually available at garden stores. Water once a week or slightly more frequently if the weather is hot and dry. Be careful not to over-water as these plants like to dry out between watering. Fertilize every other week with a liquid based fertilizer that you can mix into the watering can. Use at half strength if it is a gene