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I almost threw this one out. The first three times it bloomed without a pouch. The next two times it bloomed with the petals barely opened. While I am hoping the shape might continue to improve, I remain fascinated by the intense, velvety, red. This blossom is almost done, as you may notice. I will try to remember to post the next one.CB14743A-5B35-4C2E-95B1-80EB6B9CB28E.jpeg
 

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Skip the trash, toss into nearest volcano. That red is hotter than lava.

How big is the plant now?
 

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Skip the trash, toss into nearest volcano. That red is hotter than lava.

How big is the plant now?
Hi Max, it is in a 4 to 5-inch pot that has 3 old growths (I dispensed with earlier ones), the growth that is blooming, and one more growth that is nearly blooming size. It is relatively compact. I just noticed that it has a “branching” bud on this scape - must be from the dalessandroi in it, I suppose. So, if/when the next two buds open, I‘ll post a couple more pictures showing more of the plant. It is “time” to repot, but I am reluctant to upset the apple cart. Best, Kate
 

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The disappointment was well worth it for that stunning color...and the
shape ain't bad either. You do good woman!
 

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The disappointment was well worth it for that stunning color...and the
shape ain't bad either. You do good woman!
With a little help from my friends, Mother Nature, Spike, Buddy, and Ian. 😎
 

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I almost threw this one out. The first three times it bloomed without a pouch. The next two times it bloomed with the petals barely opened. While I am hoping the shape might continue to improve, I remain fascinated by the intense, velvety, red. This blossom is almost done, as you may notice. I will try to remember to post the next one.View attachment 20910
You're very patient!
 

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Wonderful results and a good story on the importance of patience with slippers. I need to learn that one.
 

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Now the darn thing has decided to throw a branching blossom just to show me how wrong I was. Can’t imagine what it‘s going to do next. . .B98B7A37-73EA-4F3A-8A77-2EDBD8AB7EA0.jpeg
 

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Ha, ha, ha! Here’s what it looked like on an earlier spike:
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