Streptocarpus collection of 6 plants

cape primrose / streptocarpus collection

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Buy Streptocarpus collection of 6 plants cape primrose / streptocarpus collection: Grown for their showy flowers

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil or fibre-based compost if grown indoors
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: usually throughout the year
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be overwintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    Grown for their showy flowers, which come in a wide range of colours, these tender perennials make superb houseplants. They will flower from mid-spring to mid-autumn and tend to bloom more prolifically when slightly pot-bound. Mainly originating from woodland, rocky slopes and grassland in southern Africa, they require a frost-free position with filtered sun.

    In this collection you will receive one plug plant of each of the following varieties:

  • Streptocarpus 'Faith': Strong stems support the giant-sized, slightly ruffled flowers that open a pink with a picotee edge. Height: 27cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Falling Stars': Dainty sky blue flowers appear in profusion putting on a really showy display. Hailed as 'one of our best' by the breeder Dibleys, it is early flowering and easy to grow. Height: 38cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Scarlett': Masses of vibrant scarlet flowers, each with a darker plum eye, top the stems that rise above mid-green foliage. Height: 25cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Marion': This white and blue-flowering sport (of 'Katie') has an exceptionally long flowering season and a neat and tidy habit. Height: 30cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Caitlin': Hairy wrinkled leaves form a neat basal rosette, which is topped with an abundance of upright branching stems bearing two-tone pink flowers. Height: 0cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Supernova': Small bicoloured sky blue and deep purple flowers appear in large numbers for up to 10 months of the year, making this a real showstopper. Height: 30cm.

  • Home care: Water regularly during the growing season, allowing the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Overwinter in a shaded greenhouse, or indoors on a south or west-facing windowsill, watering less often. Repot each spring into a slightly larger, shallow pot filled with fibre-based compost. They can also be used as summer bedding - grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.

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