Phragmipedium besseae is a species of Phragmipedium.
Plant usually blooms from winter to spring with two to four up to 6.5 cm wide flowers.
Plants are found growing in rocks near running water in the wet montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at 1000 to 1500 meters
Plants grow in intermediate to warm areas with bright indirect sunlight. Plants should be watered with clean water and keep potting media wet. Plants can tolerate lots of water as long as media remains fresh. Plants are sensitive to salts. Keep fertilizers to a minimum as plants are light feeders. Plant in a mix with good air circulation. Plants can be grown in a mix of sphagnum moss, charcoal and perlite or medium fir bark with perlite.
Common Names:Mrs. Besse's Phragmipedium
- Paphiopedilum besseae (Dodson & J.Kuhn) V.A.Albert & Börge Pett. 1994