When bloom four emerged, it emerged along a predictable pattern. Alternate bracts produced blooms, and four blooms in a row had me convinced I knew where bloom five would emerge. I was wrong. Bloom five skipped a bract!
|bloom 5, in bud|
Typically, the bloom emerges like this on one day, and blooms the next. Here's what I found the next day.
These flowers last a day, and then they begin to wither.
|Bloom 5 gone!|
Five flowers have gone, I'm glad we've gotten to know this plant. Stay tuned for bloom six!