Cypripedium debile

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Cypripediinae
Genus: Cypripedium
Species: Cyp. debile
Binomial name
Cypripedium debile
Rchb. f. 1874

Cypripedium debile is a Cypripedium species found in cold areas of East Asia.


Plant blooms in the summer with one flower


Plants are found in shady forest in leaf litter in Sichuan, Taiwan, and Hubei; China and Japan at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters.


Keep plants in shade and the mix moist but not wet or dry. Pot in pH around 6. Plants have been cultivated in complete sphagnum moss, but it is not recommended. A mix of 50% gravel, 25% perlite and 25% fine bar have been used to grow potted plants. Plant is very unforgiving.


Common Names: The Frail Cypripedium


  1. Cypripedium cardiophyllum Franch. & Sav. 1877

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