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    Default Aeschynanthus surprise

    I got this Lipstick plant in the summer from the big grocery type store. I recognized that it was an African violet relative but I didn't know much more about it than that. It has grown well, I just kind of forgot about it except to water it once in awhile. A few weeks ago I noticed deep red what I thought were flowers. I thought 'well, that is nice'. This morning I was startled to see a flower coming out of the "flower". I was kind of startled when I saw it because I wasn't expecting it. I don't think it is completely open yet but this will be beautiful since it is covered with these buds (just found out they are called calyces).

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    Neat! Funny how well plants respond when we forget about them for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Neat! Funny how well plants respond when we forget about them for a while.
    Perhaps they demand to be noticed by the owner!

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    Well named plant! Looks nice!

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