Streptocarpus Cape Primrose; 10°C/50°F; South Africa

In recent years there has been a considerable improvement in the range of streptocarpus. A major factor in favour of these pleasing plants is that they flower over a very long period, from late spring to autumn. In spite of the newcomers, the old variety, S. x hybridus ‘Constant Nymph’, is still a firm favourite with its attractive blue flowers that bloom freely from May to October or even later. New plants may either be raised from seed or cuttings. In the home they require good light and reasonably cool conditions in which to grow. Neither watering nor feeding should be excessive. A loam-based mixture with a little additional peat should be used when potting.

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