Houseplants forum: A new plant for me!

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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Aug 24, 2015 12:12 PM CST
Now that I purchased this plant I can't find any info about it not even the name. The 1st picture is of the flower but I don't think it is opened full yet. The second is of the foliage with more flower buds along the soil line. Can anyone help me out with a name and how to care for this. Sighing!
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Aug 24, 2015 3:25 PM CST
This is a Chirita orchid.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Treehugger: Wow, that is a beautiful plant and yes, it does look like it could possibly be a Chirita, it sure looks to have the same growth habit. There are a few listed in the database with photos: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Chirita&button=

I used to grow a few Chirita's when I grew AV's and other Gesneriads. Chirita's are not Orchids, not even related to Orchids but they are beautiful plants in their own right! Once those blooms open you will be able to get a more exact ID so please post a picture of the flower when it opens.
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Aug 29, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Yes Lin I see it is not an orchid. Thank you for pointing that out. Sometimes the info I get is really off when I'm trying to ID a new plant. Here is a picture of the flower. It opened while I was away.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Aug 29, 2015 4:01 PM CST
Cool good luck with it.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Lovely bloom, it reminds me of a Chritia I grew at one time ... gets quite large for Chirita:
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