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
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 2, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Thanks Lin!
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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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 Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
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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.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 7, 2016 9:15 PM CST
Good idea!
I tip my hat to you.

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