Sedirea japonica ‘Daruma’ type

Recently renamed Phalaenopsis japonica, this species comes from Japan where it is called Nagoran. This particular plant is a miniature variety with a 4″ (10 cm) leaf span, growing in a 2.5″ (6 cm) pot. Its one-inch (2.5 cm) white and green flowers have a particularly nice pattern of magenta bars and spots and are produced in late spring. Sedireas are famous for their delightful lemon citrus fragrance and this plant is no exception. Interestingly, the fragrance changes to the sweetest scent at night.

Cultural note: An intermediate grower, this orchid grows best when given a dryer spell, high light, and cooler temperatures (in the low 60-50’s F) in the winter to initiate spiking.

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One comment on “Sedirea japonica ‘Daruma’ type”

  1. Interesting and pretty plant. That is cool how the scent sweetens at night. Of my fragrant Orchids – Zygos – they tend to lose their scent later in the day.


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