Gesneriads forum: Chirita tamiana from seeds

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jan 29, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Just got some Chirita tamiana seeds .. I've never started this family of plants before from seeds and can't find any germination information on them.

Do these guys want dark? light? don't care?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 2, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Anne, you will love the Chirita (Chirita tamiana) They are great little Gesneriads. I haven't sowed seeds in a long time but I always just lightly sowed them atop moist potting medium, and put a thin layer of plastic wrap over top of the tray until they germinated. If not covered with plastic, you can mist regularly to keep the soil moist. C. tamiana likes bright light and high humidity (no direct sun) and they do really well in terrariums.

I got my original C. tamiana in a trade back in 2007 and it's been one of my favorite little plants for terrarium growing. When your plant produces seed pods, they will dry and turn brown; the pods hold many teeny, tiny little seeds.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Feb 2, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Thanks Lin!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 2, 2016 11:11 AM CST
You are very welcome Anne, I hope you have great success with them and look forward to photos!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 7, 2016 6:01 PM CST
How cute are those babies going to look growing! I hope you take a picture once they are large enough to tell what they are Smiling Good luck Anne I tip my hat to you.

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Feb 7, 2016 6:11 PM CST
I certainly will be posting pictures! Waiting until it warms up a bit before starting them.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Feb 7, 2016 9:15 PM CST
Good idea!
I tip my hat to you.

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