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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Aug 19, 2013 8:54 PM CST
I picked these up from Lowes today from their 1/2 off table. The 16 yr old employee could barely take his eyes off his phone while texting said they were 1/2 off because they've never bloomed. Sure looks like they're about to, right?

Either way, I spent $8.00 for the two and hopefully they'll be ok.

Personally, I think the kid was clueless. But, thats just me.

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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Aug 19, 2013 9:12 PM CST
Picture #2 definitely has some buds. It's hard to say so with the #1. Can we get a better view of the 1st plant?

Those are amazing finds, how tall are the plants?
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Aug 19, 2013 9:20 PM CST
Annette,
The first one is approximately 18" and the second a little taller - maybe 20" or so. I had to brace the 2nd one, so I used a piece of aluminum wrapped in green plastic that you can buy in the gardening dept coupled with a zip-tie.

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Aug 19, 2013 9:54 PM CST
Those are great sizes. I would never find plants like these at our Lowes!

I have also had to stake a few of my plants over the years, to prevent them from flopping over, when they become top heavy. These plants can grow into some really interesting shapes.
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Aug 19, 2013 10:07 PM CST
Interesting shapes AND directions! The first was pretty strong, but the 2nd one was really floppy. I wonder if it's because it has a poor root system...? I just don't feel comfortable trying to re-pot since who knows the trauma they've been through already!

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
- Russel Baker
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Aug 19, 2013 10:28 PM CST
Give them a few days to settle in their new home, and a nice drink of water if they need it. They may also need some fertilizer. They may have been neglected at the store, and might be sulking.
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Name: Mike
Anaheim Hills, CA (Zone 10a)
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SoCalDawg
Aug 19, 2013 10:30 PM CST
nodding

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 20, 2013 4:00 AM CST

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Great buy!
The first picture shows spent buds, the second beginning ones Thumbs up . So his statement that they never bloomed could be hogwash - or the buds could have dropped off. I strongly suggest you repot that one. There could be some problems underneath the soil.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 21, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Nice finds!!! Yeah, maybe plant is sulking..in our local HD the plants were being displayed indoors..poor plants..they want to see some light. Do take photos of the root area if you can..would be interesting to see how it looks down there.
Name: Gigi
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 24, 2013 7:35 AM CST
I agree I'm envious of their prices! first pic is done blooming but you will be rewarded with new branches and more chances of blooms next year. Second pic looks like you will be rewarded with blooms this year.

Did you save the plant tag that came with it? It is usually white plastic tag and it usually has a name on it.
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