Petrocosmeas

Originating in Indo-China, these compact gesneriads, affectionately referred to as "pets", have blooms reminiscent of wild violets and symmetrical growing habits. We find that they grow very well with low to medium light levels, cooler temperatures, and a minimum of water and fertilizer. Requirements for artificial lighting would be around 8 to 10 hours. They will do well on the bottom shelf of "light stands" and near the end of the fluorescent light tubes. Use a light, porous potting mix, and grow them in small pots! Let the soil become fairly dry between waterings. They also do very well when "wick watered." Feed plants regularly, using a well balanced fertilizer, at ΒΌ tsp. per gallon of water, with every watering.

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Petrocosmea - 'Asa Blue'

Petrocosmea - 'Asa Blue'

Sibling to Imperial Butterflies, selected due to floriferousness, blooms heavily and young. Same cross (nervosa x flaccida). Can get large.
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(Nakayama)
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Petrocosmea - 'Chidori'

Petrocosmea - 'Chidori'

Cute litte hybrid with tiny, soft, pebbled, leaves. Blooms are periwinkle blue with white throat, very tiny upper lobes, larger lower lobes.
(Okuto)
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Petrocosmea - 'Keystone's Belmont'

Petrocosmea - 'Keystone's Belmont'

Dark purple flowers with a white halo in the center of the flower and extra purple petals in the center...a semidouble flower. (A cross between the hybrid 'Asa Blue' x begoniifolia.)
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(Tuttle)
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Petrocosmea - 'Keystone's Little Rascal'

Petrocosmea - 'Keystone's Little Rascal'

Small forrestii type foliage with lots of flowers that look like miniature duclouxii flowers... light silvery lavendar with a dark purple blotch in the center... usually six to seven lobes per flower. Flowers heavily! (A second miniature from a cross between forrestii x duclouxii (floribunda))
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(Tuttle)
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Petrocosmea - 'Rosemary Platz'

Petrocosmea - 'Rosemary Platz'

Large, silvery lavendar flowers, yellow and white throat. Leaves are a glossy deep green, with lighter veining. (A cross between P. cryptica (formerly rosettifolia) x sericea.)
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(Tuttle)
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Petrocosmea - 'Yuki No Sei'

Petrocosmea - 'Yuki No Sei'

Description pending.
(unknown)
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Petrocosmea - begoniifolia

Petrocosmea - begoniifolia

Quilted and shiny leaves are dark green with a discriminating hair pattern.
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Petrocosmea - cryptica

Petrocosmea - cryptica

(Previously listed as rosettifolia)
Shiny, ovate, forest green leaves with lighter veining and distinctive hair. The sweet little white flowers, sport five lower lobes and a short upper throat. One of our most popular varieties!
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Petrocosmea - flaccida

Petrocosmea - flaccida

Dark violet blooms, waver above medium green foliage, that's just hairy enough to give this variety a distinguished silvery look.
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Petrocosmea - forrestii

Petrocosmea - forrestii

Velvety and hairy, medium green foliage, forms a perfect rosette. Pale lavender blossoms have yellow on the throat, that is framed in white.
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Petrocosmea - kerrii

Petrocosmea - kerrii

Cordate, quilted leaves are velvety green, and attractively covered with white hairs. Flowers with dainty upper petals are creamy yellow and lower petals are white.
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Petrocosmea - menglianensis

Petrocosmea - menglianensis

Glossy, pointed, very pebbly and tiny leaves that form a perfect rosette. Tiny, pale lilac blooms.
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Petrocosmea - sp. 'No. 5'

Petrocosmea - sp. 'No. 5'

Glossy, thick leaves similar to 'minor' except with deep veining. Flower stems are quite fuzzy with silver hairs. Flower color is purple & white with a dark purple spot in the throat.
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Petrocosmea - sp. 'Yumebutai'

Petrocosmea - sp. 'Yumebutai'

A collected species from China, that came to an attendant at the Yumebutai Garden Center in Japan... hence the name. Large rosettifolia type leaves with lots of deep purple flowers. Flowers heavily when mature.
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