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Old 03-28-2017, 06:23 PM
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Rest period for Sederia/Phalaenopsis Japonica

So after a while of laying low, I've been sucked back into the orchid game. I'm glad to see this community is still active, as it was my favorite of the orchid forums when I was actively growing!

I recently picked up a Sederia Japonica at an orchid show and sale, and I can't seem to find any hard instructions for if they need to go through a rest period. What are everyone's experiences with this orchid? Do they need a rest period? What kind of light/temp/watering conditions did you give yours during rest vs growing period? Let me know, all input would be greatly appreciated!

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Others with more experience than I will probably add in here, but my Sedirea japonica gets nice warm growing conditions all year. It is in an indoors grow-tent during the winter, where the night temps rarely go as low as 64 degrees, and when it warms up in the summer it goes outdoors, where the night temps are more-or-less the same. Medium light, regular water with almost-drying in between.
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Good to know! How long have you had yours? Has it bloomed for you?
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I've had it since 2009. It blooms regularly, sometimes twice a year. At the moment it has two spikes with 20 buds on one, about 15 on the other. It's a good year! This pic is from an earlier bloom.

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