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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2008, 08:30:08 AM »
Rudi,

They are beautiful.  Love those leaves, so very furry.  Great in combination with those white flowers.  Very nice.
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2009, 12:52:42 PM »
Can anybody identify this wonderful and large flowering Chirita - I think it is a Chirita.
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2009, 09:43:47 PM »
A super-looking plant Hans. :)
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2009, 10:40:47 PM »
Can anybody identify this wonderful and large flowering Chirita - I think it is a Chirita.  

The leaves looks rather like what I have as Chirita sclerophylla although the flowers on yours are a paler colour. Compare with this link

http://www.marnis.nl/g-36.jpg
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2009, 06:10:39 AM »
Grown from seed - Chirita sclerophylla (?) with interesting leaves
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« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2009, 06:32:18 AM »
That is REALLY super Hans. :)
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2009, 09:14:12 AM »
That is REALLY super Hans. :)

Couldn't agree more !!!  :o :o
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2009, 11:38:19 AM »
What a lovely genus Hans  :)

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Grown from seed - Chirita sclerophylla (?) with interesting leaves

I love the combination of leaf and flower and went on the web to find out more as I have never seen these plants....
definitely something I would like to grow - do they like similar conditions to African Violets?
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2009, 01:43:34 PM »
Petrocosmea and Chirita are very easy to grow. I use a normal flower soil (or TKS 1, near peat) and the plants stand on my windowsill. I think you can grow them outside, but not in winter. My friend grows them in a greenhouse with his tropical orchids (colder side).
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2009, 01:50:51 PM »
Thanks Hans - this is exactly what I'm looking for as I have a North facing window with plenty of daylight, frost free.
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Re: Petrocosmeas
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2009, 03:22:13 PM »
Grown from seed - Chirita sclerophylla (?) with interesting leaves   

Nice plant, Hans.  I'm not sure whether it's C sclerophylla.  I have a plant with leaves like yours labelled C liboensis, but mine hasn't yet flowered.  Below is what I have as  C sclerophylla.  Both mine came from Chen Yi so could be anything  ;D
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