Cypripedium formosanum , is an orchid that is native to Taiwan
Plants bloom from early spring to summer with one 6 to 7 cm flower
Plants are found on sandy floor of the forest and in open areas at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters in Taiwan
Grow plants in partial shade and water frequently and keep the mix moist. The mix should be kept dry close to winter. Fertilize the plant to keep the leaves green. Pot in pH of 7 and keep mix well drain. A mix of 50% gravel, 25% perlite, and 25% fir bark can be used. Plant is easy to grow
Common Names: The Beautiful Cypripedium Formosa's Lady's Slipper
- Cypripedium lanuginosum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 38 (1919).
- Cypripedium pulchrum Ames & Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 39 (1919).
- Cypripedium macranthos var. villosum Hand.-Mazz., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 85: 227 (1936).