Houseplants forum: Kohleria bogotensis 'El Crystal'

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 21, 2013 6:11 PM CST
This Kohleria variety is awesome, with big fuzzy speckled flowers and fuzzy leaves.


Kohleria bogotensis by Gerris2, on Flickr


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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Mar 23, 2013 3:04 AM CST
Beautiful flower! Lovey dubby Are they hard to grow?
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 23, 2013 4:24 AM CST
No, they are very easy. The seller said that I should ignore and it will survive just fine. I water it when the pot seems dry and give it fluorescent light as you would any other gesneriad. It flowers without stopping for months, and then goes into a rest period. Are you a fuzzy plant lover too?
Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Mar 23, 2013 8:11 AM CST
I do love that one for sure! I think the episcia plants are really pretty too.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2013 3:17 PM CST
Joseph: Wow, that is a beautiful plant! I hope you will consider uploading your wonderful photo's to the database!

http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Kohleria/
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 24, 2013 9:22 AM CST
Thanks for the comments!

Here's another photo from today.

Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 24, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Love that bloom! Such a pretty print on the petals! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby What does the whole plant look like?
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 24, 2013 11:00 AM CST
It has typical Kohleria leaves, grey-green, and fuzzy.
Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Mar 24, 2013 6:44 PM CST
Do you mind sharing where you get your kohleria plants?
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2013 11:18 AM CST
Hi Joseph et al, I agree beautiful blooms!! I grow streps, and someone gave me this Sinningia (I think, I'm not at home so don't remember?? and unable to look at the label :sad:) but its "crested" and they said, "these crested ones are very difficult to get to bloom!" I said "I love it just as a houseplant, I don't really care if it blooms or not" The other day I was watering, and noticed buds!! (after only 2 months!) :hurray:
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 25, 2013 11:50 AM CST
Greg, I look forward to seeing a photo of the bloom of that lovely plant! It reminds me a Chirita 'Aiko' that I once grew: Chirita (Chirita 'Aiko')
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 17, 2015 10:41 AM CST
A newly propagated plant is making hairy flower buds!!



Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Apr 19, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Gerris2 said:This Kohleria variety is awesome, with big fuzzy speckled flowers and fuzzy leaves.


Hi Gerris, Beautiful blooms indeed! You mention "big" ... flowers. Can you tell how big actually the flowers are? Thanks
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Fiat
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 19, 2015 2:19 PM CST
The dimensions as I recall are maybe just under 3 inches long by maybe 1 inch wide on the face of the flower. Thanks, Fiat.
Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
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fiat
Apr 19, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Thank you, Joseph. The size you described sure under "big" grade for this kind of plant, I think.
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