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Old 03-13-2018, 02:20 AM
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I went to an orchid show this weekend and ended up with a Sedirea japonica and Phalaenopsis stuartiana both are potted in moss and look really good in terms of root systems with lots of flowers coming. The vendors said standard Phal care would be fine, but in perusing some of the threads on here it seems like that might not be the case. Can I keep them like my hybrid Phals? Specifically, can I repot them in bark and water them like my others (give them a good soak once a week or so and not water again until they're dry and fertilize every other watering)?
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:11 AM
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I have a Sedirea that just gets standard phalaenopsis care, and I grow it in bark just like my other phalaenopsis. It does seem to tolerate and grow in cooler conditions than my other phalaenopsis, stuartiana I don't grow so can't give you any advice.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:06 AM
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I have a Sedirea that just gets standard phalaenopsis care, and I grow it in bark just like my other phalaenopsis. It does seem to tolerate and grow in cooler conditions than my other phalaenopsis, stuartiana I don't grow so can't give you any advice.
Not an experienced orchid person, but my Sedirea has been quite happy in bark and in cooler temperatures, while the phals around it have been droopy and lethargic. Right now, I'm allowing myself to believe that the Sedirea is "the one I can grow" but we haven't been together long enough, we'll see how things look at the end of summer! I have mine in bark in a net pot, it gets a fair amount of sun from a window. I don't soak it (that doesn't work well for me in the winter) but I drench it weekly and mist the upper exposed roots on occasion. I also have a few strands of moss on top of the bark.
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My Sedirea japonica grows in a chunky bark mix, watered like a phal, but it seems to enjoy more light than I would give to a phal. I have the sense that Sedireas are less demanding in terms of range of temperature and light than phals.
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