Anyone who has visited our greenhouses at the right time of year will know that Paphiopedilum tigrinum is one of our favorites. A few tips: These plants seem to like "spring-like", airy, not too hot, not too cold conditions best, with filtered light. Do not let the leaves get hot. After watering thoroughly, let the medium dry to barely damp before rewatering, they do not like to stay wet. As growths mature remove the bract-like first leaf at the base, this is a prime site for water to lodge and basal rot to start on these plants. Divide the plants only when they divide themselves, and when possible keep them with a large number of growths as stronger plants are far less prone to bud blast, a problem encountered frequently with this species on smaller plants when conditions are not completely right.

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