Chirita linearifolia

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Ron Myhr

This is an easy-to-grow plant with leathery, succulent leaves and many small pinkish flowers on long stems.  Although the plant is much bigger and the leaves very different, the structure of the inflorescence and size and shape of the flowers are quite reminiscent of C. tamiana.  A closeup of one of the flowers on this plant can be seen here and another plant, grown as a bonsai, here.

A hybrid of C. sclerophylla and C. linearifolia combines the merits of these two species.

 

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