Paphiopedilums are also known as a the “Slipper Orchids” as a result of their pouch (center section of flower). They are easy to grow and are found throughout Asia in countries such as India and the Philippines.
There are more than 80 different species (plus many many hybrids) of paphiopedilum and many of them thrive in the high hills of Northern India and even the lowlands of the Philippines. They grow in a range of different colors and forms. Due to their ease of growing they are extremely popular with many people being lifelong admirers. They are known as the slipper orchid and can grow to a height of around 15-30 cm. They form part of a group known as terrestrial orchids which means that they grow in the ground but unlike other terrestrial orchids they do not produce pseudobulbs which are found at the base of the stems.