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Aug 24, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Hi group

My name is Humberto and I'm from Lisbon - Portugal.

My favorite genus in the gesneriad family are achimenes and kohlerias.

I've about 200 different ones and I've been growing them for about 30 years.

I'd like to hear back from you who may share the same interests.

Sincerely, Humberto
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Aug 24, 2016 3:07 PM CST
Welcome! @humbertovitorino
Hello Humberto,
I've been growing some for just about the same length of time, but only Achimenes mostly - along with a couple of Eucodonias and some hybrids between those and Smithianthas. I've never tried a Kohleria. If you have some, post some photos. I'd love to see them. Mine are running really late in beginning bloom this year. I think some are probably going to skip blooming. The plant growth has been really good, but they aren't producing many blooms so far.

Aug 25, 2016 4:46 PM CST

Hello Donald,

Thanks for your e-mail and nice to meet you.
Sorry for answering you back only now.

Regarding Kohlerias, I'd like to send you a few pics but I wasn't able to do it through the forum.
Can you send me your e-mail once it will be easier for me to send them this way?

Thanks and all the best

Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Aug 25, 2016 9:03 PM CST
You posted a couple of pics successfully now. What happened that you couldn't post? You should be able to do that by going to the bottom of the message box and selecting the green box that says
'Upload an image'. After that you should be able to go into your own computer storage system of photos and find the photo to open here.

I'd hate to be the only one to get to see your photos, especially now that you've put a couple up on the site. Also, if you are growing named cultivars it's always nice to have photos submitted to the Plant Database here. I can give you my email, but it would be better for me to receive them here via tree-mail. To do that, just click on my user name and toward the top in blue letters it will say "Send needrain a Tree-Mail". When you click on that it will bring up a message box and the option to send a photo. A lot of the functions on NGA will get easier after using them a few times.

Aug 26, 2016 12:59 AM CST

Thanks, Donald.

I think I can manage now.
I just wasn't used to do it.
Name: Greg Colucci
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Sep 12, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Hello Humberto and Welcome! I have a couple Kohlerias - used to have more - I do love this whole genus of plants!
I saw you posted a few pics, going now to check it out!
Thanks! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling

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