Plant Care LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

About LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid is a super rare houseplant šŸŒæ that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ā˜€ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid likes soil that is well draining.

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid belongs to the cypripedium genus, and is native to Europe and Russia.

āš ļø LadyĆ­s slipper orchid is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Cypripedium calceolus

How to care for LadyĆ­s slipper orchid


How often to water your LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

Water needs for LadyĆ­s slipper orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesnā€™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.

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 LadyĆ­s slipper orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant LadyĆ­s slipper orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves šŸƒ, 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 LadyĆ­s slipper orchid in your home šŸ”.


How to fertilize LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for LadyĆ­s slipper 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 itā€™s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your LadyĆ­s slipper orchid after it doubles in size or once a yearā€”whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

LadyĆ­s slipper orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4ā€ pot your plant is in, and that it doesnā€™t get direct sunlight.

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