Paphiopedilum appletonianum-awarded division


Paphiopedilum appletonianum ‘Joan’ AM/AOS

This is a nice division of this awarded clone. It received an 82 point AM/AOS in 2016, when the mother plant also received an 87 point CCM/AOS. This plant grows like a weed and has a very high quality flower.

This strong division has 3 growths in a 3.5″ pot, ready to bloom any time now. Flower photo courtesy of Ramon de los Santos.

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Paphiopedilum appletonianum is a small, mottled leaf species with bright pink petaled flowers held on tall stems. The flowers have a unique form which makes them very attractive. This is an intermediate to warm growing species, so it will tolerate cooler nights in the winter months. Treat them like any other mottled leaf Paphiopedilum and they will thrive. Here are some cultural tips.

This is one of the easiest Paphiopedilum species to grow, and its compact size makes it great for those with limited space or for growing under lights. This particular cross has produced flowers that are much more richly colored than other strains we have seen. There will definitely be awards from this group!