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Petrocosmea
« on: September 16, 2012, 03:16:10 PM »
I am looking for other growers of Petrocosmea, this is P. minor. Petrocosmea seem rather hard to buy and would like to swap species with other growers. I have just acquired two very poorly looking plants from Harrogate flower show and I am overcome by their beauty.
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 03:21:14 PM »
Thought I would add a picture of Petrocosmea forrestii  :)
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 03:23:59 PM »
Just one more, Petrocosmea martinii
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 03:59:07 PM »
Hi kp, I've joined your three posts together in one thread - I'm feeling neat today!
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 04:02:27 PM »
Thank you, you will see i am VERY new here and I am grateful of any help, Thank you
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 05:13:45 PM »
Hello Frits

I know there are some gesneriad enthousiast on this forum, andi am one of them ;)
I ,m growing all kinds of generiads ,hardy /and some tropicals. I recently started with petrocosmea,but allready have some nice species and hybrids.


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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 06:05:34 PM »
If your interested in swapping cuttings please let me know, i will be very interested in swaps
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a new flowering Petrocosmea
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 08:01:21 PM »
last week I posted three Petrocosmea species that were flowering for me. Over the weekend this Petrocosmea sericea started to flower, gorgeous blue and very beautiful. Since we have had our first frost on Saturday it is time to protect my lovely Gesneriads.
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 07:01:21 PM »
Not a Petrocosmea but this Gesneriad flowered for me today. This is Primulina tamiana from Vietnam was called Chirita. Hope you like.
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 11:22:21 PM »
Indeed we (I) certainly DO like. :)
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2012, 11:50:20 AM »
I like those small ones  ;)
for me it is the easyest of that genus,from cutting or seeds,you will have them for lifetime.I had many hundreds of them,and tried them outdoors.
It can take temp. near freezing point.

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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 05:20:20 PM »
My Petrocosmea rosettifolia flowering away this week
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 08:05:03 PM »
Update:
Seed is now setting and hoping to sow fresh seed in spring.
We had -5c last night and I moved all the plants indoors with heating 7-10c
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 08:23:52 PM »
I have a few.
Petrocosmea grandiflora.
Petrocosmea minor
Petrocosmea begonifolia
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Re: Petrocosmea
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 08:01:42 PM »
Michael those are very nice I am still looking for P. begonifolia but I grow the others. Where do you have them while its cold? have you seen how the American growers, grow them in cellars with lighting. Lack of garden space and greenhouses I suppose. 
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