Paphiopedilum venustum is a species of Paphiopedilum
Plant blooms in the spring with a single 9 cm wide flower.
Paphiopedilum venustum is the first Paphiopedilum identified by European explorers.
Plants are found growing in the jungle on mossy trees, muddy river banks , and cliffs with leaf humus in Assam, Darjeeling, and Sikkim states of India at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters. The area is subjected to heavy rains during the summer and fall, High humidity in the spring and moderate amounts of rain in the winter.
Keep plants in moderate to shady lighting with humidity at 60 to 80% with an cool to intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. To induce blooming, reduce watering and lower temperatures during the winter.
|Paphiopedilum venustum variant||Sepals and petals are red, lip is red|
|Paphiopedilum venustum var album||Sepals and petals are green, lip is yellow|
Common Names: The Charming Paphiopedilum
- Cordula venusta [Wall. ex Sims] Rolfe 1912
- *Cypripedium venustum Wall. 1820
- Paphiopedilum venustum var. bhutanensis Pradhan 1979
- Paphiopedilum venustum var. rubrum Pradhan 1979
- Paphiopedilum venustum var. teestaensis Pradhan 1979
- Stimegas venustum (Wall. ex Sims) Raf. 1838