Intro:Paph. boxallii was introduced as a species in 1877 by Boxall. It was discovered in the Lake Inle area of Burma. This plant it compact and easy to grow.Light:This plant prefers low to medium light, from 700 to 1,500 footcandles. East windows are ideal. If growing under fluorescent lights, grow 18 to 20 inches from the tubes. If using 430 watts of high-pressure sodium fixtures, grow approximately five feet from bulb. Growing this plant in higher light generally produces longer and more sturdy flower spikes, however when grown in low light flowers will be richer in color.Humidity:50% or higher is ideal. Remember to have good air movement when growing in constant high humidity.Water:It is best to use rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water. Municipal water with a pH of 7.5 or lower can also be used. Water as the potting medium approaches dryness but do not allow the mix to become completely dry between watering. If you are growing under cool night conditions in the winter, this plant can be watered less frequently until temperatures rise back to the 70’s and above.Fertilizer:Use GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. 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:This plant flowers in the fall to winter seasons and generally produces one flower per spike.Repotting:Repot this plant once a year into a medium grade orchid bark mix. Plastic pots work best.