Plant Care Lady's Slipper Orchid

Lady's Slipper Orchid


Orchidacea cypripedioideae

How to care for Lady's Slipper Orchid


How often to water your Lady's Slipper Orchid

Water needs for Lady's Slipper Orchid
0.5 cups
every 12

Lady's Slipper Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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 Lady's Slipper Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Lady's Slipper Orchid in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

43% Low

Growing Lady's Slipper Orchid in Omaha right now

Light needs for plant Lady's Slipper Orchid in Omaha, Nebraska

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Omaha is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Lady's Slipper Orchid in Omaha, Nebraska

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.3% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Omaha is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Omaha is expected to decrease by 27.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Lady's Slipper Orchid in Omaha, Nebraska

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Omaha is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Lady's Slipper Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lady's Slipper Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lady's Slipper Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Omaha, Nebraska ⛅.


How to fertilize Lady's Slipper Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lady's 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 it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

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

When to repot Lady's Slipper Orchid

Nutrient needs for plant Lady's Slipper Orchid in Omaha, Nebraska

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Omaha is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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Care Summary for Lady's Slipper Orchid

Lady's Slipper Orchid

Lady's Slipper Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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