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CITES export Appendix I Species (Paphs and Phrags)
A somewhat hard to find species from the Philippines. This is the only Paphiopedilum that has a point that comes up in the front center of the pouch.
Intro:Paphiopedilum acmodontum is a species native to the Philippines. This plant has unique yellow-green foliage with deep blue-green tesselations connected together by blue-green veins that run the length and width of the leaves. This is an easy to grow plant, preferring household temperatures. It typically blooms in the spring months, but has been known to send out a flower spike in the fall.Light:This plant prefers low to medium light, from 700 - 1000 foot-candles. East windowsills are ideal. This is also an excellent plant for artificial light culture.Humidity:50% or higher. Use humidity trays to help increase the humidity around the plants.Water:It is best to use rainwater, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Municipal water with a pH of 7.5 or lower can also be used. Water as the plant approaches dryness, but never let it dry out totally between waterings. It rains more frequently during the summer months in its native habitat. Do not be afraid to water this plant heavily during the growing season of spring through fall.Fertilizer:Use GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. If using rain, distilled, or reverse osmosis water, add back in
5 - 10% municipal or well water to supply the necessary calcium and magnesium. Fertilize every other watering in the
summer and every third watering in the winter.
We also highly recommend
Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water.Flowering:Flowers are colored in green, white and pink. They last 2 months or longer and are borne on stems 10 - 16" in height. They usually emerge during the late spring to early summer months. When you first see the buds emerge, keep the plant more moist.Repotting:Repot this plant in the spring after flowering, using a medium grade mix with bark, charcoal, sponge rock, and coconut husks. This will insure proper drainage and moisture retention for this plant.