Ho Chi Minh flowers lasting only 10 days

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Michael Bonda

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Does anyone have this issue or suggestions for keeping flower blooms to last longer?
I have 2 plants from different sources and this and last year blooms from both plants only last 9-10 days.
My delenatii blooms last 4-6 weeks or longer. I do not have vietnamense to compare. I wonder if this species influence results in short lived blooms.
My niveum, armeniacum, malipoense and micranthum flowers last 2-3 months and I had one niveum flower last just over 5 months!
Thanks for any advice.
 

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NYEric

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Get plants from Tokyo or somewhere other than U.S. grower/breeder. The original species plants that were certified here are from poop stock.
 

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Michael, take it as it is, this is the disadvantage of this cross.....P. HCM flowers don't last that long. O.k. 10 days is quite short but usual HCM flowers last 2 maximum 3 weeks....that's all.
 

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My last post on the HCM has flowers lasting just shy of 14 days. This is shorter than both parents.
 

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I wonder if moving it to a cooler location when it comes into bloom might extend the life of the flower a little. I will try it when mine blooms and report back. (Might take a few years though)
 

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