Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus are often called "Cape Primrose". These fibrous rooted plants have trumpet shaped flowers in a wide array of colors and sizes. Leaf size and length varies from plant to plant and may be trimmed with scissors to a shorter length if desired. Plants can withstand cooler temperatures, but extremely high temperatures can cause death. Streptocarpus require around 15 hours of fluorescent light a day for strong growth and flowering. Or, grow in natural light using a southern exposure. Keep plants evenly moist, being careful not to over water. Streps adapt quite nicely to growing in self-watering pots. Feed plants regularly, using a well-balanced fertilizer, at tsp. per gallon of water, with every watering. Fertilizer may be increased to tsp. per gallon of water during spring and summer, when plants are actively growing. Use a light, porous potting medium. When repotting, keep in mind streps tend to produce many roots at the top of the soil. Do not "bury" your plants below the soil line!

Image Item Price
Streptocarpus - Dale's Polar Canary

Streptocarpus - Dale's Polar Canary

Bi-color yellow and lavender on variegated foliage.
Best in Show - 2014 Gesneriad Society convention.
Photo courtesy of: D. Martens
(Martens)
$12.99

 Add to Cart 

Streptocarpus - HP

Streptocarpus - HP

NEW Listing

Description pending.
(Kleszczynski/Poland)
$9.99

 Add to Cart 

Streptocarpus - Neil's Strawberry

Streptocarpus - Neil's Strawberry

Crimson-red blooms, with heavy netting extending out onto all lobes. White upper throat, and a yellow lower throat, with darker red streaks extending out to the lower lobes.
(Miller)
$8.99

 Add to Cart 

Streptocarpus - Roma

Streptocarpus - Roma

Large white flower with rosy-pink stripes flowing out into the lower petals, and a spattering of pastel-yellow coloring mixed in. Very elegant!
(Kleszczynski/Poland)
$8.99

 Add to Cart 

Streptocarpus - Vieve

Streptocarpus - Vieve

Ruffled lavender-pink with heavy rose netting and some yellow speckling on the lower lobes. Two bright yellow striations from throat. 2-4 flowers per bloomstalk.
Photo courtesy of: N. Braun
(Braun)
$9.99

 Add to Cart 


New Products For December - Other Gesneriads

Your IP Address is: 3.235.136.34
Copyright © 2020 Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses. Powered by Zen Cart
Parse Time: 0.230 - Number of Queries: 455 - Query Time: 0.14255243395996