Soon after I first began growing orchids, I purchased a Paphiopedilum gratixianum seedling after reading it was a temperature tolerant species suitable for growing outside all year in Sydney. Four years later, it has finally flowered for me.
Paphiopedilum gratixianum is a species from Laos and Vietnam. It’s one of the easiest Paphs I’ve had the pleasure of growing. As with most species Paphs, it is a slow grower but does seem to be more resistant (for me at least) to fungal spots (brown rot) which I’ve struggled with while trying to grow Paphs. It grows in a medium bark mix with a little peat moss and blood and bone.