Streptocarpus 'Polka-Dot Purple'

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Buy Streptocarpus 'Polka-Dot Purple' cape primrose: One of the breeders favourites

  • 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: March to November
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be over-wintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    An award-winning Streptocarpus, and one of our specialist breeders favourite varieties, 'Polka-Dot Purple' is very free-flowering, often producing its bicoloured blooms non-stop from March to November. It's relatively easy to grow and comes highly recommended.

    Please note:The pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). We do however have a wide range of pot covers on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Throughout the growing season, keep them quite well watered, but as they are sensitive to overwatering, allow the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should also be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Remove spent flowers as they fade and trim back any old leaves that are past their best. Overwinter on a south or west-facing windowsill and water 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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