Sedirea japonica (now Phalaenopsis japonica) is a lovely miniature orchid that produces spikes of super-fragrant white flowers with purple bars in the spring. Sedireas are native to Japan and grow cool to warm in moderate to low light. The key to successfully growing Sedirea is to be sure to let the crown dry out. If you grow mounted plants, that’s a great way to grow Sedirea. If you prefer potted plants, however, keep these guys in a net pot, and you’ll be fine. Better to let it be dry for an extra day than to overwater.
There are multiple forms of this species: standard (this guy), minmaru (super small, rounded leaves), minmaru shima (striped super-small guy), and a yellow version (kibana soshi) that I don’t sell because I always kill them.
These are 4+ leaf seedlings that I expect will bloom next spring.
Please note in “Additional Instructions” whether you prefer a potted or mounted plant.
Water: Allow to dry out before watering