The flowers differ greatly per hybrid. Some hybrids have small flowers, but they are often present with sometimes three flowers per stem. Another crossing has large flowers, which easily reach a size of 10 cm. All flowers have the characteristic appearance that decorates an orchid and are nothing short of spectacular! The leaf is oval-shaped and has a light green color. At the end of the garden season the above-ground parts die off, the plant overwintering under the ground. Every year the number of buds, which end in spring, increases. If a pol is too large, it can easily be shared and replanted.
Location and care
Pot or container
For those who do not have much space: these orchids grow well in pots on terraces or balconies. For this you can purchase special substrate, which is also very suitable for mixing through the garden soil.
Flowering time and flowering time
One hybrid blossoms a bit earlier than the other, but all plants bloom in the months of April, May and June. The flowering time is two to three weeks. Every bud that appears in March is good for flowering!
Preferably plant these Cypripediums during their rest – from October to March – in the garden. Even if you buy the plant in a flourishing way, you can plant it in the garden soil.
Guaranteed winter hardness
Cypripediums occur in the mountains of China, Korea and Japan, but also in Russia and in the forests of Kentucky. Even in the Alps and in England, these orchids occurred, but avid enthusiasts caused them to be virtually extinct in Europe. Many of the crosses resemble the flowers that are found in the wild, others do not. They all have the agreement that they are completely winter-hardy and exuberant. Temperatures up to – 20 0 Celsius are easily tolerated.
Quality and delivery
Every plant is grown from seed and has an age of 4 years. The plants are delivered in pots. Delivery takes place once a month, the plants are sent to you as a package after receiving payment. If desired, it is also possible in the rest period to deliver plants in the resting period with bare roots.