Sedirea japonica

Looking like a compact Phalaenopsis this modest species orchid has an outstanding redeeming quality: it’s fresh citrus fragrance. An intermediate grower preferring brighter light than Phalaenosis, this orchid can be a little challenging to bloom. When it does, it is not uncommon for the pendulous spikes to carry a dozen or more greenish-white flowers. I’ve had good luck potting it in sphagnum moss and letting it dry between waterings. Of note, Sedirea is Aerides spelled backwards, since it was initially described as an Aerides when first discovered in Japan. Spring bloomer.
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