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🌻 Plant Care Guide For Kentucky Cypripedium

Kentucky Cypripedium

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Botanical Name: Cypripedium kentuckiense

Kentucky Cypripedium

Botanical Name: Cypripedium kentuckiense

High Water

Diffused Light

Toxic

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📚 Kentucky Cypripedium Care Guide

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💧️ Water - High Water
High Water Needs
Kentucky Cypripedium can tolerate and grow in low light and shady areas which means it prefers about 2 hours of diffused natural light. Remember, low light does not mean NO light! All plants need light to survive, some more than others.
When plants like Kentucky Cypripedium grow in low light or shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!
If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Kentucky Cypripedium in a shady area.Kentucky Cypripedium is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.
If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Kentucky Cypripedium. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Kentucky Cypripedium.
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☀️ Light - Diffused Light OR Medium Light
Bright Indirect Light or Partial Sun
Kentucky Cypripedium can grow in bright indirect light which means it prefers at least 4-6 hours of diffused natural light (ideally 6 hours).
Growing Outdoors
When plants thrive in bright, indirect light only this means that you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unlessKentucky Cypripedium is also explicitly noted to tolerate direct sunlight.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Kentucky Cypripedium in an area that receives morning sunlight that's not too harsh and afternoon shade for most natural light. You can consider East facing portions of your garden as those get more morning sun.
Growing Indoors
If growing indoors, you can place near an East-facing window that will receive morning sun for half of the day and afternoon shade. You can also consider placing a few feet away from a South-facing window for diffused light. However, be careful about placing in direct sunlight of a South-facing window as that can cause leaf gscorch and affect growth. You can always diffuse the harsh light of a South-facing window by using a sheer curtain.

Moderate Light | Partial Shade

Kentucky Cypripedium can tolerate and grow in moderate light and partially shady areas which means it prefers about 2-4 hours of diffused natural light. Moderate and partial shade plants can tolerate some bright, direct sun, but it's best to give them respite and plant in primarily shady areas of your space.

When plants like Kentucky Cypripedium grow in moderate light or partially shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Kentucky Cypripedium in a primarily partially shady area that may receive some morning sun (East side).Kentucky Cypripedium is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.

If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you'll want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Kentucky Cypripedium. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Kentucky Cypripedium.
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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Toxic
Toxic To Pets

Kentucky Cypripedium is toxic to your pet friends. Becareful and keep out of reach of dogs, cats, and other pets.
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🌳 Mature Size
Up to 1.5 Feet to 2 Feet or 18 to 24 inches.Up to 2 to 3 Feet tall.

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🧪 Soil pH Needs
Slightly Acidic (Soil pH of 6-6.5)Neutral (Soil pH of 6.5-7.5)Slightly Alkaline (Soil pH of 7.5-8)

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🦋 Kentucky Cypripedium Plant Uses and Characteristics
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🌺 When does Kentucky Cypripedium bloom?
Blooms in mid Spring.Blooms from late Spring from early Summer.
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🌱 Propagation Methods
By Rhizome Division | Any other methods? - Reach out to us. |
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🚫 Dangers
No known dangers. Contact us to report any.
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❤️‍🔥 Grows well in...
Reported by Neverland plant community to grow well in:
Arkansas 1
Connecticut 2
Ohio 1
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🌎 Hardiness Zone
Hardiness zones (or Grow Zones) are areas where Kentucky Cypripedium is able to grow outdoors year round.
If you are located outside of the specified grow zones, you will need to bring your plant indoors during cooler months if you are growing outside. We recommend growing in a container or indoors.


Zone 5A
-20 to -15 F
Zone 5B
-15 to -10 F
Zone 6A
-10 to -05 F
Zone 6B
-05 to 0 F
Zone 7A
0 to 5 F
Zone 7B
5 to 10 F
Zone 8A
10 to 15 F
Zone 8B
15 to 20 F
Zone 5A
Zone 5 offers mild climates and cool winters and warm summers. In this zone, the growing season generally lasts from late Spring to mid Fall.
First Frost:
First frost for Zone 5A is typically mid-October, but can extend into the first week of November.

Last Frost:
Last frost for Zone 5A is typically mid-May, but can extend into first week of June.
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