Chirita 'Dreamtime'

My cutting of Chirita 'Dreamtime' tried to flower, pretty unsuccessfully. I had a request to share the blooms when they open--which never happened. They kind of developed, but then twisted and dried up. The photo I took didn't focus well, but you get the idea.



I revisited the original plant earlier this month, and it is, of course, looking wonderful and even blooming still/again!





I had also e-mailed the hybridizer, John Boggan, who said he hadn't anticipated this Chirita's size when he released it--his underwatering, underpotting habits apparently had it growing to a more reasonable size for him, but others (including myself!) really enjoy the giganticism of the plant.

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3 Responses to Chirita 'Dreamtime'

  1. Thanks for posting. The flowers look nice but it sort of looks like they might get lost on such a large plant. The plant itself is nice enough though so I guess it's still a nice touch.

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  2. When the plant's multiple inflorescences have multiple flowers open at the same time, it's a bit more appealing, and from what I've been told, it's a pretty much constant bloomer--but, you're right, the size of the plant makes the flowers seem like an afterthought. But that's one of the reasons why I like it so--my gardening philosophy tends toward "Plants must look nice out of flower," because I don't think I am a good enough gardener to make anything bloom for me. I have some small evidence that says the opposite, but it's not strong enough to outweigh everything that supports it. :P

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  3. I try to look for the same from my plants because of extremely limited space it had better look good all the time, not just in flower.

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