This Chirita is a hybrid of C. eburnea and C. subrhomboidea. The C. eburnea, the wild form, has small flowers, but crossing it with C. subrhomboidea, which has much larger flowers, produced this medium sized one. The plant itself can be propagated either by seed, cuttings or tissue-culture. With the last two methods, the plant will come back true to type; if you use seed, you will get a mixture of the hybrid and the two ‘parents’. It is a reasonably easy plant to grow, requiring a temperature of about 15°C. It flowers from August to about December. If put under growing lights, as used in commercial nurseries, the leaves tend to get burned.
All chiritas come from Asia and are related to the Saint Paulia and the Streptocarpus which are both found in Africa. Growing conditions are very similar for these three Gesneriad sorts.

Chirita 'Aiko'

Chirita 'Aiko'