Thursday, March 31, 2016
Paphiopedilum lowii (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1895
I has been my experience that this species of tropical ladyslipper grows very well and blooms reliably in the coastal lowands of Puerto Rico. I wonder why they are not more popular. Perhaps the reason is that they are not often offered for sale and can be expensive when brought as adult plants. This one was for sale in the 2016 Puerto Rico Orchid Society show in the Jardin Botanico de Rio Piedras.