Paphiopedilum spicerianum

Paphiopedilum spicerianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
Tribe: Cypripedioideae
SubTribe: Paphiopedilinae
Genus: Paphiopedilum
Species: Paph. spicerianum
Binomial name
Paphiopedilum spicerianum
[Rchb.f]Pfitz. 1888

Paphiopedilum spicerianum was named after a English Officer in India 1800's.


in summer.


Paphioepdilum spicerianum is found in Barak and Sonai river gorges in Assam, India at elevations of 370 to 1550 meters. The plant is found growing on trees, rocks and in crevices growing in thick moss. The area is subjected to heavy fog ad drizzles in the winter and heavy rain in the summer. Spring is the hottest season in the region with temperatures up to 88°F.


Keep the plant in moderately bright light to partial shade. Plant should be grown in a cool to intermediate area with temperatures of 78° to 59°F in the summer and 64°F to 40°F in the winter. Plant is tolerant of different temperatures and prefers moss near the roots. Pot in medium fir bark and perlite. Keep humidity from 70 to 85%. The potting media should never be allowed to dry out. Plant is easy to grow.


Common Names: Spicer's Paphiopedilum


  1. Cordula spiceriana [Rchb.f] Rolfe 1912
  2. Cypripedium spicerianum Rchb.f 1879
  3. Paphiopedilum spicerianum f. immaculatum Braem 1999


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