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Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg (Phrag. kovachii x Phrag. besseae)

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Regular Price: €49.95

Special Price €39.95


Product Description


  • This plant is in bloom for a long time (6 weeks to 3 months)
  • This plant flowers excessively.
  • This plant flowers very frequently.
  • This plant grows and blooms easily in a living room.
  • This plant can also function as a hanging plant in the living room.
  • This plant likes to be placed on a somewhat cooler place.
  • Pay attention! Plants and orchids are living organisms that need good care.
  • This plant has recently been imported and has suffered a little damage on the leaves (this will grow out).

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium besseae

This hybrid combines the compact besseae with the beautiful large flowers of the kovachii. The colour of the flowers is also a mix and this has turned reddish pink. The added advantage of this combination is the care; this hybrid is easier to maintain than the Phragmipedium besseae itself.

The plants both come from Peru and flower especially in the spring. With the right care and circumstances, this hybrid can flower frequently and for a long time.

Phragmipedium kovachii x besseae requires medium light and should not be kept in direct sunlight. The plant likes more light in winter. It also grows in less light, but much slower. The brighter the light is, the more intense the flower colour becomes. The light intensity must be built up and young seedling plants need less light than adult plants.

The optimum minimum temperature is approximately 10°C. The maximum standard temperature may not exceed 30°C. Higher temperatures up to 40°C are tolerated for short periods, but then the humidity must be increased by (for example) misting. A good air flow is also important. If the daytime temperatures are higher than 35-40°C, the light exposure must be reduced by placing the plant in the shade, for example. They are most comfortable at slightly cool to average temperatures such as 18-25°C during the day and 10-12°C at night. Ensure that the temperature difference between day and night temperature is 6-8°C.

These plants must be kept moist throughout the year and must not dry out. They can be kept a bit drier in the winter. In warm weather, some growers have the plant pots in shallow water containers, about 2 cm deep. In summer (in warm weather) the plants can be watered every 2 to 3 days. But in the winter, depending on the pot mix and weather conditions, they may only need water every 7-14 days.

Phragmipedium kovachii likes high humidity, preferably around 70%. Proper air flow is then important. The plant must be able to dry up in between watering to prevent rot. Fans can be used to increase air flow, this may be necessary if fungal or bacterial diseases are a problem.

This Phragmipedium is best grown in deeper pots. We keep this plant in a substrate of bark. This can be mixed with perlite or vermiculite. This ensures that the water is retained longer and therefore also the nutrients. It also keeps the soil structure airy and oxygen-rich, so that plants can easily create roots. It is recommended to repot the plant every year or so. Keep the pot size as small as possible, just big enough for the roots.

It is recommended to feed the plant once every 2 to 3 weeks with a fertilizer for orchids such as this:

Giving the correct dosage of fertilizer improves the color of the flowers. This dosage depends on substrate and watering.

Water, humidity and fertilization can be limited in the winter. The amount of light may be maintained.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Genus Phragmipedium
Plant stage Adult means that the plant has the ability to create a sprout which will start blooming in case of good care.
Flowering Yes (Starting flower branch or flower branch)
Pot size 12
Medium Bark, fraction 4
Temperature (°C) (10,5 - 16,5°C), (16,5 - 24,5°C), (24,5 >°C)
Light intensity Daylight to bright light
Humidity (%) 40 - 90
Flowering frequency One to three times per year


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Country Delivery time
Belgium 1 day
Bulgaria 4 - 6 days
Denmark 2 - 3 days
Germany 2 days
Estonia 5 days
Finland 4 - 5 days
France 2 - 3 days
United Kingdom 2 - 3 days
Hungary 3 - 4 days
Ireland 3 - 5 days
Italy 3 - 6 days
Latvia 4 - 5 days
Lithuania 4 - 5 days
Luxemburg 2 days
Austria 3 - 4 days
Poland 3 - 5 days
Portugal 3 - 5 days
Romania 4 - 5 days
Slovenia 4 - 5 days
Slovakia 3 - 5 days
Spain 3 - 5 days
Czech Republic 3 - 5 days
Sweden 2 - 4 days
Greece 4 - 7 days
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