Lady slippers care


Low light: like phalaenopsis and african violets, lady slippers are often ground dwelling and are in much more shade than other orchids.


Because lady slippers are often in more shade they require cooler temperatures and will survive but not thrive  in high temperatures

Water and Fertilizer

Watering and fertilizing is the same as phalaenopsis, adjust depending on the potting media.


Repot usually in 1" larger pots even if the leaves extend past the rim of the pot. It is the root system that needs to be accommodated. Some growers use soil-like media that consist of small bark chips, however, sphagnum has been used with great success