Paphiopedilum ooii

Paph ooii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. ooii
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum ooii
Koop. 1999

Paphiopedilum ooii is named after Michael Ooii a slipper orchid enthusiast from Malaysia.


The plant blooms in the spring to early summer with a spike that can reach up to 2 meters and produce up to 17 flowers.


Paphiopedilum ooii is found on the island of borneo in the state of Sabah, Malaysia at elevations of 1050 meters. Plants are found on sharp cliffs growing in moss and leaf litter. The area is subjected to heavy rain from fall to early spring. The area is rarely dry and usually very foggy.


Keep in moderate shade to bright light with intermediate to warm temperature from 60F to 86F. Use an open mix and keep humidity high from about 70 to 85%. Water heavily during the fall to spring.


Common Names: ooii's Paphiopedilum


Insert image here Paphiopedilum ooii variant Sepals and petals are green lip is red

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