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 bluethat bloom freely from May to October or even later. New plants may either be raised from or . In the home they require good light and reasonably cool conditions in which to grow. Neither nor should be excessive. A loam-based mixture with a little additional peat should be used when .