Cypripedium calcicolum

Cypripedium calcicolum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. calcicolum
Binomial name
Cypripedium calcicolum
Schltr. 1924

Cypripedium calcicolum, is an slipper orchid that is native to China.


Plants bloom in the summer with a single flower


Plants are found in rock beds and near streams in coniferous forest in Sichuan, Yunnan, and Shaanxi provinces of China.


Grow plant in bright light and in cool temperature during the summer. Water regularly in the summer and keep mix moist but not wet. In the winter reduce watering. Plant should be grown in a mix with pH around 6 to 7. Plants can be potted in full gravel, full lava rock, or 25% perlite, 25% fine bark, and 50% gravel.


Cypripedium calcicolum dark Cypripedium calcicolum variant Lip is dark purple, sepals and petals are dark purple


Common Names: the limey soil Cypripedium


  1. Cypripedium smithii Schltr., Acta Horti Gothob. 1: 129 (1924), nom. illeg.

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