Don't ditch lousy plants after the first blossom

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Ray

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My example, unfortunately, is a phalaenopsis, not a slipper, but the same concept applies.

I received a Phal. Pylo's Flame from Peter Lin at Big Leaf Orchids, and it bloomed last summer with a coppery color:
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Here's the same plant right now (2 of the 3 spikes - last year's [above] returned one blossom this year, out of the frame):
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I suspect the redder color is due to it forming earlier in the spring, rather than the heat of the summer.
 

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Ray, last year's flowers looked nice with the copper red colour.....this year's flowers look much better with the intense red colour. Well done !
 
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