Plant ID forum: Can someone tell me what this is?

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Aug 30, 2016 9:58 AM CST

I've had this plant for six years now, and so far no one has been able to tell me what it is called. I think it is a very special plant.

It has a bulb from which there grows a single stem. At the end of the stem there are 4 oval shaped hairy leaves. Above the leaves there are red flowers growing in a ring. The stem lives for half a year or so, then breaks of. Then a new stem will grow in the same way. Always four big leaves. The images included show the leaves that are drying up. So the stem is about to break of. I'm putting this on here now because i'm afraid no new stem will grow. In the close up picture from the top you can see the dark spots where the flowers used to be.

Thanks in advance

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Adeniums Plant Identifier
Aug 30, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Pretty sure it's a sinningia, possibly (or probably) S. leucotricha.

Brazilian Edelweiss (Sinningia leucotricha)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Aug 30, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Very cool!
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Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Aug 30, 2016 8:07 PM CST
I keep mine dwarfed in a tiny pot. Just transplanted it into a 3 inch pot (from a 2 inch) this spring. This is what it looks like now:
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And flowering:
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Aug 30, 2016 11:15 PM CST

That is the one. Much appreciated, the plant is very dear to me.

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