Sophronitis coccinea

michoiceDecember 3, 2008

This plant flowered back in July and now again in December and with some more buds still to open.

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    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 3:11PM
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What a beautiful photo...and flower. Gorgeous color and that moss is breathtaking. Fabulous job!


    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 12:30AM
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olyagrove(z9 Tampa, FL)

Beautiful, the flower and the moss :)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 2:25PM
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ifraser25(z11 Brazil)

Very nice looking specimen. You are doing better than me. I had two plants but one I think has died; no sign of flowers on the other. Have you seen the hybrid "Arizona" (x brevipedunculata)? My wife wanted another but I told her we had better try that!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 3:46PM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Beautiful indeed! The plant, bloom & photo. And I too love the moss. Is the moss actually growing in the pot?

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 8:39AM
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Hi ifraser, I bought an 'Arizona' from a German nursery that has strong connections with Brazil about a year ago. It's doing fine, I have'nt flowered it yet and have no idea what it looks like, I saw it listed and thought here is a Sophronitis that I have never heard of lets get it.

the answer to your question granniek is, the plant is not growing in a pot but on a raft about 10 ins.square covered with a layer of osmunda fibre, the moss and some fern has colonised it and the roots seem to love it.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 11:25AM
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AWESOME! Really a beutiful flower and picture. Way to grow!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 10:53AM
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