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Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
« on: January 18, 2013, 14:16 »
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    Nematanthus ‘Santa Teresa’ is a still-undescribed species completely unlike any other member of the genus, and its large orange-speckled white flower is more reminiscent of a Codonanthe on steroids! This is probably the most powerfully fragrant gesneriad, with a single flower perfuming a good-sized greenhouse. The scent has been described as a combination of fine olive oil and oranges, as drying paint, as rotting tangerines, and as more unmentionable things! The fragrance is obviously not for everybody, and a plant in full bloom in an enclosed space can be a bit overwhelming. The flowers seem to open all at once, with a plant producing several flushes of bloom each growing season. ‘Santa Teresa’ is an epiphyte with lax stems and velvety leaves. It makes an attractive hanging basket and requires the same culture as Codonanthe and Nematanthus: bright light and a well-drained soil that is allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. It has a semi-dormant period in the winter, when it can be kept cooler and drier. The flowers are produced in the axils of last year’s growth, so any pruning should be done immediately after flowering. There is another collection of the same species in cultivation, with even larger flowers. I have attempted to cross ‘Santa Teresa’ with Codonanthe carnosa, without luck; however, other crosses between Codonanthe and Nematanthus have resulted in the hybrid genus xCodonatanthus, and if a cross with ‘Santa Teresa’ is ever successful, the fragrance may be dominant!

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 19:39 »
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  • Revin cu pozica mea. Am lastarul de la inceputul verii. A crescut destul de mult, drept ca s-a si cam intins, caci n-a avut cea mai buna pozitie sub soare. Dar deocamdata nu este loc la geam, caci l-as atarna.

    Atat de mare era lastarul cand l-am primit din Bulgaria.







    Abia astept sa infloreasca si sa miroase.

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 21:57 »
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  • Mirositor!!! ... tot nu ai reusit sa-i faci si lui putin loc la geam, dar la neon se supara??

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 22:03 »
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  • Nici la neon nu este loc. Poate se mai elibereaza. :-)

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 12:06 »
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  • Abia astept sa ne spui cum miroase  :air_kiss:

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 18:10 »
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  • Poza si cu exemplarul meu. Multumesc Valkiria  :bowtie: :air_kiss:

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 18:32 »
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  • Vreau flori, vreau flori!

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 18:37 »
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  • Si eu vreau flori dar abia a facut radacini de curand asa ca nu stiu cand vom vedea flori  :P

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 20:11 »
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  • Mi-a inflorit, mi-a inflorit! Nu pot sa cred ce noroc a dat peste mine!
    Nici n-am observat cand s-au facut. Am udat-o o saptamana in urma si nu depistasem nimic. Si cand am udat-o ieri - avea 4 flori deschise!
    Sunt superbe florile! Forma seamana cu florile de Sinningia conspicua, doar ca sunt un galben-crem si punctuletele in interior sunt mai mari si mai maronii. Si au alt miros decat frunzele, mai pudrat.
    Poze fac cu telefonul, dar nu stiu cand o sa le incarc.
    « Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 23:30 by Valkiria »

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 21:00 »
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  •  :clapping:  :clapping:

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 23:01 »
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  •  :woot_jump: :woot_jump:

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 06:37 »
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  • Super  :woot_jump:
    Ma duc sa verific si planta mea.

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 18:03 »
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  • Am verificat-o atunci dar inca nu se vedea clar ce e la baza unor frunze. Acum e clar ca sunt boboci  :woot_jump:

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 19:04 »
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  • Ai grija sa n-o scapi uscata, caci mie mi-a mai uscat niste boboci din cauza asta.

    Aa, da, si unele flori au ars repede la soare. Am mutat-o dupa aceea pe partea cu geamul si plasa. Pribabil florile fiind galben-cremos, sunt arse repede de soare.

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    Re: Nematanthus 'Santa Teresa'
    « Reply #14 on: July 21, 2014, 16:10 »
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  •  :woot_jump: :woot_jump:

     


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