Paph spicerianum

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.


Active Member
Sep 18, 2014
Reaction score
Delavan, WI, USA
My Paph spicerianum (very 1st slipper) is opening. The 1st pic is from this morning and the 2nd is from this afternoon. I'm excited! :D

[/url]Paph spicerianum by SlipperNewbie, on Flickr[/IMG]

Paph spicerianum by SlipperNewbie, on Flickr didn't load even though the links are attached any ideas?
Last edited:
Good example of this pretty species. Lots of growths look's like a healthy plant too.

When this plant gets going you can have a huge clump in a pot with several flowers open at a time.
I count 4 previous spikes. How many years before you get multiple growths?

One more question (for now).... I've been reading about the care (and quality to look for when buying) of Paphs. I came across the fact that you don't want the orchid to be wobbly or loose. Mine is, and I suspect it probably happened during shipping. Is there something I can/should do now, or is it best to wait until it's finished blooming?

Thanks everyone! :)
Last edited:
Nice flower! If it wobbles a little, you could hand-place pieces of media around the base. If you could get a stake in the pot without disturbing things you could also tie it to the stem to stabilize it