Paphiopedilum praestans
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Habitat Information
Geographic Distribution The northern coast of Irian Jaya, Indonesia, and the immediately surrounding islands.
Elevation Sea level to around 500ft
Blooming Season (N. hemisphere) Relatively free blooming; Birk suggests two peak periods : October to November and May to June. Braem and Chiron (2003) indicate blooming during the entire period of Nov.-April.
Light Requirements Bright, indirect light. Grows on exposed cliff faces
Temperatures Highs in the mid 80s, lows in the high 60s in the summer. Winter temperatures are 5-10 degrees cooler.
Substrate Limestone cliffs; primarily growing in mossy or detritus filled cracks.
Humidity Prefers high humidity
Culture Notes Grow in bright, indirect light. This species prefers frequent water in a medium that drains quickly, and enjoys and addition of lime or oyster shell to the media.
Paph praestans