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Offline Rena

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First flower
« on: June 22, 2014, 16:14:53 PM »
This is a special plant to me - a good friend insisted on giving me the only offset from his plant that had it's first bloom at the time - a short while before he passed away.
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Re: First flower
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 14:58:42 PM »

     Pretty, and will get better with age.  :)
     Is it a robusta?
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Re: First flower
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 15:40:01 PM »
It was given as a gardenii, Mike - but I am learning not to trust my memory these days.........and after looking up the differences between gardenii and robusta I find myself totally confused.........

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Re: First flower
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 15:40:01 PM »
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Re: First flower
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 12:24:52 PM »
Pretty, and it will definitely improve with  age.

Probably blush Gardenii, as the stamen protrudes from the flower.

Post a pic of the base of the plant as well Rena, Robustas have a very light green base, with darker green veining, whereas Gardenii are pretty much uniform darker green.

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Re: First flower
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 15:00:00 PM »
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Re: First flower
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 01:23:10 AM »
Nice one Rena :)
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