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chirita keiko flowers question

Posted by alenka 6 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 15, 08 at 23:46

My chirita keiko opened its first flowers a couple of days ago -- very, very pretty! -- but I'm curious: I saw this webpage on gesneriads.ca (linked below), that says that keiko's flowers, when they first open, are looking down, and then in a few days they become more horizontally oriented. There's a picture there that explains this much better then I do. And my plant's flowers were horizontal right as they were opening. If you have grown this chirita, do you remember how the flowers were on your plant? I'm just curious :)
Also, my plant only got one flower per stem, and the one shown on gesneriads.ca has several buds on each stem -- do they get more as the plant gets older, or does this depend on growing conditions?
Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: chirita keiko


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RE: chirita keiko flowers question

Haven't tried Keiko (yet) but I'll sure be interested to hear what others have to say. I really think it helps a lot to trade information with other growers as to what different plants do, and how we grow them--what these forums and clubs are all about after all! I miss having a club with others growing the same plants--keep stickin' my club members with plants in the hope that some of them will get really interested and we can share experiences (and some of them have, and are!)


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