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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Paphiopedilum - Lady Slipper, Slipper orchid


Green Lady Slipper Orchid in the middle of my Perfection design

Common name

Lady Slipper, Slipper orchid


Asia, India, Burma, South West China, Indonesia, and the Philippines


Over than 20,000 varieties


Almost any colour imaginable some plain others with markings on the petals

Vase life

Up to 8 days or longer.




Mysterious and luxurious. These are definitely focal flowers


Place in shallow water. Do not place in a flower fridge. The orchids prefer temperatures of about 18 degrees Celsius.

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Related Designs

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

19 July 2017 Meraki

A grass armature for one perfect slipper orchid

11 January 2017 Potted bark pod for a flowering plant

Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

24 August 2016 Details

Glue twigs to create a vase shaped armature

22 June 2016 Perfection

Spiral grass to create a nest for the lady slipper orchids