Paphiopedilum stonei (Hook.) Stein
Paph stonei is found in an isolated area of Borneo. It is a difficult plant to grow and flower, taking many years to mature a growth and many times requiring many growths to flower. Once it does flower, it is a spectacular species. It tends to pass the slow growing, difficulty to flower traits to its off-spring.
There is a plant floating around as Paph stonei latifolium 'Ruth Kennedy' which was thought to be a lighter colored form of Paph stonei. It is not awknowledged that this plant is not a true Paph stonei and is being made a distinct species, Paph platphyllum..
Grow in a well draining mix, when repotting, disturb the roots a little as possible.
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