Pigtail-like petals tipped with pink characterise this elegant slipper orchid. It’s one of the warmer tolerant species found in the hills of this region and it’s not uncommon for paph enthusiasts here to have one in their collection.
I saw a couple of these plants being sold at a fair recently. After 2 minutes of contemplation, I decided to refrain from buying, well, at least not until I allocate a space in my patio that favours its conditions.
Having said that, on impulse, I bought a P. praestans and a supardii at the same fair, both of which are even more challenging to grow in my warm lowland climate. All rationale was lost in my spending habits.
Here are Paph lowii pictures taken at the KL Perdana Gardens Orchid & Bonsai show.

Paphiopedilum lowii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paphiopedilum lowii