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cpmaniac

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This Phrag. Cardinal is certainly disappointing. Hopefully the problem isn't genetic, and the next blooming will be better.



Anyone with a similar experience?

Cheers and good growing,
Paul
 

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Color seems off for cardinal
I think the color is pretty good and consistent with the parentage. Phrag. Cardinal is dalessandroi (besseae) x Andean Fire. Are you thinking of Phrag. Cardinale (Sedenii x schlimii)?
 

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What is the source of your disappointment? The flower looks quite nice at this
camera angle. Perhaps a frontal shot might reveal the reason.
 

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My opinion? Phrags are notoriously subject to such transient anomalies. What do I do? Personally (not advice, per se), I would pluck the bud. If the next bud is not better, I would cut the spike (I probably should do this first, but can’t resist). Then, I would repot and try again.
I have found that most phrags stabilize after 2-3 new growths in new media in my care. When everything is optimized and stabilized, it is what it is. Best of luck. Kate
 
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