Plant your orchid in a well-draining soil. Lady slippers, like all orchids, are epiphytes, which means they grow on other plants. In nature, you'd find orchids growing on the sides of trees. Recreate this environment by giving your orchid a specially designed potting mix made of bark, coconut chunks, peat or chopped sphagnum moss.
Choose a spot for your lady slipper, then leave it there. Lady Slippers don't like to be moved around. A bright window out of direct sunlight provides the perfect lighting conditions for this orchid.
Mist your orchid with water regularly, especially if the air in your home is dry. Give the plant a quick spritz to mist it, but avoid getting water on the inside. Water left in the flower can cause rot and bacteria growth.
Water your lady slipper in the morning about once a week. The soil should always be slightly moist, never soaking wet or bone dry.
Feed your lady slipper once a month. Use a high-nitrogen fertilizer (25-9-9)and mix according to the manufacturer's directions. Make sure the fertilizer is diluted properly; lady slippers are sensitive to burning from fertilizer.
Lady slipper leaves should be a deep green color. If they turn pale or yellowish, the orchid could be getting too much sunlight. Try switching locations.
Wet roots can cause rotting. If the soil gets too wet, elevate the pot onto a plate or saucer to allow better drainage.