Houseplants forum: My little Chirita

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Bookworm Keeper of Koi Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 12:25 PM CST
I thought I'd share a photo of my favorite little Gesneriad. I've grown other Gessies in the past (African Violets, Episcia, Sinningia etc.) but this is one of the easiest in my opinion. I can't remember how I acquired this little plant, it was either from a trade on DG or an order from the Violet Barn website. I've had it about 7 years and it's one of my all time favorite little miniature plants. In the past I've grown it in a terrarium with overhead light and on a plant stand with overhead lights but for the past four or five years it remains on a tabletop that receives filtered light from a south facing window. It blooms off and on all year with soil kept slightly moist and rare fertilizer. Meet ....

Chirita tamiana:
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Name: Marรญa Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Oct 14, 2013 12:36 PM CST
It's beautiful, Lin !!
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Bookworm Keeper of Koi Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Thanks Cecilia!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 13, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Did this little cutie ever make any seeds? I've never even heard of this plant before. Leaves like AV, flowers more like Viola. How cool!
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