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Sobralia Mirabilis 'Pinkie'

This is a discussion on Sobralia Mirabilis 'Pinkie' within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; My Sobralia Mirabilis 'Pinkie' finally bloomed and there are 2 more on the way. I ...

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    My Sobralia Mirabilis 'Pinkie' finally bloomed and there are 2 more on the way. I read that the blooms only last a day. I hope not. It stands about 2 feet
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    Very pretty! Hope you can enjoy its beauty longer than a day. Hey, you can always come back here to see it!

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    Vey beautiful, the plant also looks very healthy and thriving congrats !! Also this post comes on a very precise time. I just got a Sobralia rosea. I have heard that plants get to gigantic proportions. Jeff please share your cultural conditions and the SECRETS to bloom this beauty hehe.

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    Love these! Very nice, healthy plant too, Jeff! Good growing!

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    What a huge bloom! And so pink...it'd be a shame for it not to last at least a week.

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    there are so few Sobralia hybrids...Many Sobralia are too large for most growers I suspect that and the short blooming time for the flower contributes. most are sequential so you should see a few flowers from the same spike

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    Very pretty! Hope you can enjoy its beauty longer than a day. Hey, you can always come back here to see it!
    Thanks, The book I'm reading says that "Flower are borne successively from the tip of the newest growths over a period of weeks, each bloom last for just a day." The flower still looks good and its been about 16 hours 8 to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Vey beautiful, the plant also looks very healthy and thriving congrats !! Also this post comes on a very precise time. I just got a Sobralia rosea. I have heard that plants get to gigantic proportions. Jeff please share your cultural conditions and the SECRETS to bloom this beauty hehe.
    I hear that some get as tall at 40ft. I'm hoping mine stays arount 2 to 4 feet tall. Here's my secret. I water with 20 20 20 on Saturday and plain water on Wednesday for 3 weeks then I water with plain water on Saturday trying to wash any salt that may have deposit. I take it outside during the day making sure its not in direct sun and I bring it in at night. Day time temp has been around 90 degrees and inside my home its 78 degrees. I hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Love these! Very nice, healthy plant too, Jeff! Good growing!

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    Thanks, I finally got one to bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    What a huge bloom! And so pink...it'd be a shame for it not to last at least a week.
    The bloom is about 4" long and wide and about 3" high. Its been about 19 hours and it sill looks good.

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