Is vietnamense known for short-lived flowers? I know Ho Chi Minh is known for that and delenatii last for good one month.Nice looking but I wonder how long that flower will last. A little off subject, but it seems like there is not many magic lanterns for sale these days.
Basically, yes. I have three seedlings of this cross and they all look more like micranthum with long narrow leaves compared to my Magic Lantern plants which have significantly wider (One Magic Lantern in particular is both wide and long like a giant delenatii but with micranthum patterns) leaves.Nothing wrong with this one. Is the foliage similar to Magic Lantern?
Thanks.It has a nice and strong colouration and also the shape is good.
As far as I know the flower lasts ca. 3 weeks, longer should be the exception.
Good to know!Mine lasted 3-4 weeks
But HCM less than 2 weeks (boo)
I wonder why HCMs suffer such short flower lifespan. I have one in spike with 2 buds. Perhaps I am going to try to keep it in cooler nights after opening to see what will happen.Good to know!
I have bloomed a few HCM and they barely last 3 days once fully open before tiny brown spots start to appear.
The one I've kept lasted about ten days on its first bloom and I'm curious to find out how long it will last on its second bloom.
I have a first bloom seedling of HCM in bud at the moment. will be interesting to see how long this one will last in bloom but I'm not that hopeful.
It seems then mixing of vietnamense and delenatii somehow causes the genetic issues that lead to the progenies having much shorter flower life span.