Aiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

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Aiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Polgara81 » April 21st, 2011, 11:19 am

This is the first bloom of the year for my chirita 'Aiko', a beautiful plant with yellow flowering, an hybrid from Chirita eburnea and Chirita subrhomboidea.

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Re: Aiko

Postby Laci » April 21st, 2011, 3:01 pm

It has a very lovely flower. Yellow is a bit more extra :-)
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Re: Aiko

Postby botan » January 13th, 2013, 7:45 pm

Val, do you have any observations on the flower behavior? I have one huge no named chirita with yellow flowers, and the first flower that bloomed was stick-tite, which surprise me a lot. confused:
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Re: Aiko

Postby Polgara81 » January 17th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Hi Botan,

My english is not very good and I don't understand the word stick-tite. What do you mean ?

My Chirita 'Aiko' doesn't flower in 2012. I hope there will be lots flowers in 2013 !!

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Re: Aiko

Postby botan » January 18th, 2013, 1:17 am

Did the flower fell down fresh or it dried up on the flower stalk? Stick-tight are flowers that are "glued" to the stalk, the opposite are droppers.
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Re: Aiko

Postby Valkiria » January 18th, 2013, 12:26 pm

Botan, as I remeber, my Primulina 'Aiko' had stick-tite flowers.
In fact, my Primulina 'Vertigo' also had stick-tite flowers. I suppose almost all of them have stick-tite flowers, excluding P. tamiana.
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Re: Aiko

Postby Polgara81 » January 18th, 2013, 12:47 pm

Thanks Diana for the answer. I agree with you, Primulina 'Aiko' has stick-tite flowers.

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Re: Aiko

Postby botan » January 18th, 2013, 6:43 pm

Thank you, so there is any chance mine to be Aiko too, but it had little bit strange flower. It have a lot of flowers stalks but they are like frozen. :| Shame on me that I haven't take a picture of it! :oops:
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Re: Aiko

Postby Valkiria » January 21st, 2013, 5:14 pm

Mine are also frozen in this period. I heard all of them are developing slowly the buds. The exception is P. tamiana, of course.
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Re: Aiko

Postby illustrator » January 21st, 2013, 8:13 pm

longangensis (dropper) is flowering all winter here, just fewer flowers than in summer. lineariifolia (also dropper) is giving a few flowers off and on.
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Re: Aiko

Postby Valkiria » January 25th, 2013, 12:46 pm

It seems that the species are droppers in genus Primulina, too, same as in genus Saintpaulia. :)

Paul, do you have some pictures of that mentioned species above?
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Re: Aiko

Postby illustrator » January 25th, 2013, 8:15 pm

No, but I can make them. Just right now they don't look as good a they can. longangensis has mayby one flower open and lineariifolia is without flowers and rather elongated because it was under a roof-window and then the window got covered by snow. I noticed almost too late that this plant reacts so strong to low light intensity and just about saved it. It is a bit unruly elongated now ... I guess we all lear this way (by trial and error) :lool:
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Re: Aiko

Postby botan » June 28th, 2013, 11:39 pm

At last! 8-)
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The first blossom from the stalk appears to be sterile with a bit different shape.
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Re: Aiko

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 15th, 2014, 1:57 am

This is last year's Bloom

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Re: Aiko

Postby botan » March 24th, 2014, 11:19 pm

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At this moment is with more flowers. When I count them last, they were 11
Here is a detail of the flower. :)
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It has funny veining with intense yellow color, do you see it?
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Re: Aiko

Postby Valkiria » April 2nd, 2014, 11:53 pm

I can see them.
Botan, do you feel the smell?
My plant smelled, something like fresh-polen.
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Re: Aiko

Postby Laci » April 3rd, 2014, 12:27 am

Botan it looks so nice! How old is your plant?
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Re: Aiko

Postby botan » April 4th, 2014, 5:40 pm

No, I didn't. The pot is way below my nose and I forgot to sniff it. Next time I'll check it. :)

I received it as a plantlet, so maybe at least 3-4 years old. Actually it was nicer when I was growing it under the lamps, but it grew too big, so I had to move it and I've lost the symmetry of the leaves.

Also I've noticed that my plant doesn't develop buds slowly, but had gone through several stages to maturity:
1. small plant that doesn't produce spikes
2. mid sized plant that makes spikes but doesn't develop them
3. mature looking plant that makes spikes and bloom with odd shaped blossom
4. mature plant

Which means that everyone that is hybridizing with Aiko must wait at least 3-5 blooming cycles.
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Re: Aiko

Postby Gabi_Munich » June 13th, 2014, 11:11 am

Found the hybridizer's name: Toshijiro Okuto

this year mine is very slow, there is not much activity for producing buds
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Re: Aiko (Toshijiro Okuto)

Postby Valkiria » June 16th, 2014, 1:19 pm

I have inserted the hybridizer name in the first post.
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