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Sedirea japonica

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Matt, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Matt

    Matt Member

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    I used to work for an airline and was able to fly basically for free. It was a very low paying job but was worth it for the benefits. For my first solo overseas trip I chose to go to The International Orchid Show (TIOS) in Taiwan. I knew about the show from reading ORCHIDS magazine over the years. Also Taiwan is pretty easy to get to from San Francisco.

    I bought this orchid at the show as a small seedling. I think it was $5 USD? That was in 2013. It bloomed for the first time in 2015 and has consistently done so every late May - early June. I think that this is the Taiwan variation but I don’t really know for sure. Whenever it blooms I reminisce about that trip :)

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  2. DarleneJay

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    Thanks for sharing! I can not comment on the variation but it is lovely:).

    Interesting set up with the mounting. How do you maintain all of that?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I had the same question that Darlene did.
     
  4. Matt

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    It is almost entirely automated. I have a reptile fogger and a drip irrigation system running from the same reservoir. The fog is mainly for show. I use Kasa smart plugs and Google Home for watering and supplemental light.The area closest to the wall does not get very good light.

    The structure behind the plants is a corner shower caddy. I believe it was $10 at Marshalls. Figured it must be waterproof if it's meant for the shower.

    The tricky part has been getting the watering just right. I currently have it set to drip for 1 minute at sunrise. It's usually completely dry by 3pm, depending on the weather.

    I made this area for my hadrolaelias, tolumnia, encyclia and euchile. So far it has worked out great
     
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