ALSOBIA


Streptocarpus, Episcia, Primulina, other Gesneriads, houseplants, etc.

Nancy
Joined: 22 Dec 2008, 03:23

08 Nov 2009, 20:19 #1

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ALSOBIA SAN MIGUEL PHOTO: ROB'S VIOLET BARN




Alsobia used to be classified as an episcia. Now it is in its own genus. I would like to grow a few of these plants with facinating fringed flowers. If
anyone has a collection, I'd like to buy a few.






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ALSOBIA CYGNET PHOTO: ROB'S VIOLET BARN




I have heard these are very easy to grow, similar to episcias. I don't know how hard it might be to get them to flower.




Nancy
Nancy (from Montreal, Canada)
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Nancy
Joined: 22 Dec 2008, 03:23

08 Nov 2009, 20:22 #2

I assume these propagate by stolon, like episcias. I guess I will have to do an extended research to find out all I can on them.




Nancy
Nancy (from Montreal, Canada)
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phoebesviolets
Joined: 04 Jan 2009, 15:53

08 Nov 2009, 23:53 #3

Nancy, these are quite easy growers, and once established, bloom freely given the same basic care as AV's. Yes, you can propagate them via stolons.
Doesn't Robs ship to Canada?




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Nancy
Joined: 22 Dec 2008, 03:23

09 Nov 2009, 17:15 #4

Yes, Rob's ships to Canada but I have to pay a phyto sanitary certificate plus $42 postage. I took delivery on an order from Rob's when AVSC had a
convention in Ottawa. Olive Ma brought my box up and I was able to take it from her for no postage and no sanitary certificate.




Nancy
Nancy (from Montreal, Canada)
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phoebesviolets
Joined: 04 Jan 2009, 15:53

09 Nov 2009, 19:31 #5

Sorry--forgot about that.....Image
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