Paphiopedilum helenae

Paph. helenae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. helenae
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum helenae
Aver. 1996

Paphiopedilum helenae is a species of Paphiopedilum found in Asia.


Plant blooms in the fall with a single 6 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing on limestone cliffs and on mossy trees in Cao Bang Province Vietnam at elevations of 600 to 850 meters. The area has heavy rains in the summer and heavy fog during the winter..


Plant should be grown in areas with bright light and intermediate temperatures. Pot in a well drain mix such as medium fir bark and perlite. Species can tolerate many different potting media. Water regularly about every four to five days. To induce blooming lower temperature and reduce watering during the winter.


Common Names:Ellen's Paphiopedilum


  1. Paphiopedilum delicatum Liu & Zhang 2001
  2. Paphiopedilum helenae f. aureum O.Gruss & Roeth 1999
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