Streptocarpus 'Roulette Cherry'

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Buy Streptocarpus 'Roulette Cherry' cape primrose: Boldly bicoloured 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: March to November
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be over-wintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    This showy streptocarpus puts on a dazzling display over several months, when the relatively large and boldly bicoloured flowers appear. Topping slender stems which rise above the basal rosette of strap-shaped foliage, the flaring petal tips of the trumpet-shaped flowers are a deep, ruby-red, which forms a stark contrast to the pure white eye.

  • 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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