Paphiopedilum lowii

Paph. lowii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. lowii
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum lowii
(Lindl.) Pfitzer 1895

Paphiopedilum lowii is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with three 7.5 to 14 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on mossy trees or large rocks usually near water in Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Indonesia at elevations of 200 to 1700 meters. The area is subjected to light rain in the winter and heavy rain in the summer.


Plant should be grown in areas with moderately to bright light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Water regularly about every four to five days. To induce blooming reduce watering in the winter. The plant is able to tolerate different conditions and mixes.


Paphiopedilum lowii lynniae Paphiopedilum lowii var. lynniae Sepals yellow and spotted with a purple tip and dorsal sephal is yellow green. Lip is green Flowers, ovary and inflorescence glabrous.


Common Names: Low's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula lowiana [Lindley] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium cruciforme Zoll. & Morel 1854
  3. *Cypripedium lowii Lindl. 1847
  4. Paphiopedilum lowii f. aureum (P.J.Cribb) P.J.Cribb 1997
  5. Paphiopedilum lowii var. aureum P.J.Cribb 1990
  6. Paphiopedilum lowii var. lynniae (Garay) O.Gruss & Roeth 1997
  7. Paphiopedilum lynniae Garay 1996

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