Sedirea japonica or Nagoran (“Orchid of Nago”) is native to Asia and very popular in Japan, in particular. The genus is now widely accepted to be Phalaenopsis, but let’s keep it simple, shall we? Most of us have enough Phals in our lives. Before becoming Sedirea, these plants were categorized as Aerides which proves that these orchids really get around. There are cultivars of this species that vary in size including standard, minmaru, and seigyokumaru (generally considered to be a very small minmaru). There is also a yellow-blooming cultivar, Kibana Soshin, that really isn’t that yellow but it really is easy to kill. So say I. All the others are very easy as long as you don’t overwater (see below).
Sedirea can be treated as Phals for the most part, but please be careful not to overwater. Sedireas are highly susceptible to rot compared to many other orchids. They are traditionally potted in sphagnum in Japan, often mounded like fukiran; however, many northern growers will find moss stays too wet too long if you are not careful. (Note: this is because most people overpack their moss.) Chronic overwaterers would do well to grow this plant bareroot, mounted, or in a basket. I have had great success with all forms of potting as long as I am sure that those plants potted in moss will dry out in three days or fewer.
Because they are from the southern parts of Asia, I grow them intermediate to warm, but orchidspecies.com says they grow cool, as well. I choose to be on the safe side and stick to the warmer temps. Intermediate to low light is great.
c (verified owner) –
love this plant! i can’t wait for it to bloom. variegations are pretty! leaves are plump. roots are healthy. potting meticuliously done. packaging really protected the plant. shipping is fast. she loves what she does as you can see with the plants she handpicks for you. shop is highly recommended!
Lisa Haywood (verified owner) –
This plant is beautiful! It arrived packed well, plant unharmed by shipping. Leaves and roots all look healthy and plump! Would highly recommend, gorgeous mini.
Kristen Uthus –
Thanks so much, Lisa! I’m glad you are pleased! They are beautiful, for sure 🙂