Plant Care Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

About Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.


Calypso bulbosa

Also known as

calypso orchid, Venus's slipper, fairy slipper orchid, Calypso and fairy slipper

How to care for Calypso Orchid


How often to water your Calypso Orchid

Water needs for Calypso Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Calypso Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calypso Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Calypso Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calypso Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calypso Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Calypso Orchid in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Calypso Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calypso Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calypso Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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