Paphiopedilum praestans


Paphiopedilum praestans

This is a compact growing multifloral species that can be a specimen in a 5″ pot. Easy to grow and bloom.

Blooming size plants in 3.5″ pots.

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Paphiopedilum praestans is a small multifloral Paph from New Guinea. It is often lumped in with Paphiopedilum gardneri (or wilhelminae or glanduliferum), or whatever they classify this group as these day. However, it is currently considered a unique species. There are a few more details on Jay’s site.

This species can have more yellow in the flowers than gardneri (but often looks almost identical), but it is also a compact grower that will produce up to 4 flowers on the best grown specimens. It is easy to grow and takes up much less space than many standard multiflorals. Just grow it warm and bright, like most other multis.

Photo courtesy of Ramon de los Santos.