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Bolopetalum Midnight Blue 'Cardinal's Roost'

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    Default Bolopetalum Midnight Blue 'Cardinal's Roost'

    First time blooming for me on this one. I got it at a grocery store in Feb. I couldn't resist, even though it had just one faded flower and obvious cultural problems. In less than a week the flowering growth rotted/dried up leaving just a stump. Within a month, the stump put out a new growth which in turn put out the growth that is now blooming.

    There were 2 spikes, but I lost one (and most of the leaves) after going crazy with neem oil. All things considered, I'm happy to have even one flower right now. It's been a rough 9 months for this plant!
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    WOW. very nice.

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    Good job saving the plant! Congrats!

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    That is really impressive blue coloring!

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    Nice save, and such a pretty reward. I'd imagine by the time it blooms next, it'll have an impressive spray of flowers for you. What a delicate color...thanks for sharing!
    Connie

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    I love blue orchids. Very lovely!

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    wow, there's some great colours going on there... good luck with the plant and hope it gets stronger so it can flower to it's full potential!

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    Thanks, everyone, and I'm hoping it gets stronger too.

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    Does anyone know what is the makeup/backround of this plant? The name is pretty odd!

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    What a cool grocery store find. Good job and good job getting back to blooming shape.

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