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Slc. Jewel Box 'Dark Waters'

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    Default Slc. Jewel Box 'Dark Waters'

    Hi all! I wanted to be the first one to post a pic of one of these this February

    I purchased this lovely red catt about a year ago, and was patiently waiting for it to bloom, and it waaaaaaited until about a week ago THEN I did some research into it and learned that (they say) it always blooms in February!! I wish I'd known that earlier LOL, I would've refrained from poking and prodding the plant with a flashlight for the past 12 months LOLOL...

    This plant also has 2 other sheaths with blooms, but then have not yet emerged. I feel like the blooms are a little small, but then again, it may have been setting buds when I was moving (via driving a uhaul) to chicago and maybe that stressed it out a bit.

    Pretty color anyways!! Very vibrant. Here are some culture details on this particular plant:

    -grown in south window
    -humidity an avg of 50% daily
    -grown in hydroton
    -fan on it all day to keep air moving
    -winter: water 1x a week, every 4th week just clear water, fert all the rest of the time

    Enjoy!
    ~Becky
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    Wow, absolutely love the color!!
    And the shape of those blooms is gorgeous.

    Nice one Becky, don't tell me it's fragrant on top of it all?

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    Naw, no fragrance...this one def doesn't need to have any scent, EVERYONE can see it LOLOL...

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    Nice red! When they are that lovely it must be hard to only see them once a year!

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    Always a favorite!

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    Nice going Beckey, I can't wait till mine are big enough to bloom. I guess I will have to wait till next febuary.
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    Hmmm, actually, Becky, mine is fragrant -- albeit faintly.

    I didn't think mine was going to bloom in Feb this year (though it usually does). Then, after I complained, it decided to make a liar out of me and do so anyway. Unfortunately it didn't bloom as prolifically as last year

    Hope you won't mind, Becky, but it seems silly of me to start a brand new thread by this name when you just started one, so I'll tuck mine in with yours.

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    Btw, for those who are unfamiliar with this old cross, neither Becky's pictures nor mine are truly accurate with regards to color. Digital cameras seem to have a great deal of trouble accurately capturing reds and purples, IME (though perhaps if I had a higher grade camera...?) and to add to the challenge, the flowers have a satiny sheen to them that really messes digitals up. The color is a much richer red with, what I would term, 'firey' highlights in the center.

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    Nice color, and I like the star shape too.

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    Well its red and gorgous I want one but I'm grounded

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    very nice...I have always admired this one!

    Bob...you haven't learned how to sneak orchids into your collection yet?? If you ever need advice...I am an expert at that, LOL. I now of a few other members than can give you tips as well...eh...S.W.

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