Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. glaucophyllum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum
[J.J.Smith.]Pfitzer 1900

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the spring with two continually developing 8 cm wide flowers. Flowers open one by one and blooming occurs over months.


Plants are found growing in moss, leaf litter, and on limestone rocks west Java, and Mount Semeru, Indonesia at elevations of 200 to 700 meters. The area is subjected to short rains from summer to fall and heavy rains from late fall to early spring.


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light oe partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. Water when soil is starting to dry out. Give large amounts of light and water during the summer. Plant is resistant to stale and sour conditions. To induce blooming, give a brief rest during the fall by reducing watering.


Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum moquettianum Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum var. moquettianum(J.J. Sm.) Fowlie Sepals is green and petals are white and spotted with red. Lip is pink.


Common Names: The Shiney Green Leaf Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula glaucophylla Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium glaucophyllum Mast. 1903
  3. Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum f. flavoviride Braem 2001
  4. Paphiopedilum moquetteanum f. flavoviride (Braem) Braem & Chiron 2003
  5. Paphiopedilum victoria-regina subsp. glaucophyllum (J.J.Sm.) M.W.Wood 1976