Apologies for skipping my Orchid of the Week post last Friday! I think I just wasn’t in the mood for some reason. Every now and then it just feels like too much effort to blog. But no worries, because Orchid of the Week is back today with Sedirea japonica, a beautiful little plant native to (duh) Japan.
This orchid has really adorable little greenish-white or cream blooms with magenta or purple blotches on the lip and some amount of barring on the petals, which varies from plant to plant. Check out the variety of blooms in these next few images:
I’m curious as to the state of this orchid post-earthquake/tsunami disaster; I imagine that tons of wildlife was destroyed along with loads of homes, schools, and buildings.
Sedirea japonica is vandaceous (like Phalaenopsis…thanks Stefano!) and is also known as Aerides japonica…”sedirea” is “aerides” spelled backwards. For my own edification I’m going to start including the scientific classification for each of my featured orchids. So, here it is for the Sedirea japonica according to Orchid Wikia (a site that I just discovered this morning!):
Have a great weekend, everyone!