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Streptocarpus saxorum


False African Violet, Cape Primrose




Origin:  Kenya and Tanzania.
Family
Gesneriaceae
Genus
Streptocarpus
Species
saxorum
Category
Perennials, Tropicals
USDA Hardiness Zone
10a - 11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cold season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H3 - H1c
Temperature (°C)
-1.1 - above 4.5
Height
30 - 60 cm
Spread
30-60 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
General Description
An evergreen perennial grown for the large number of magnificent flowers it produces over a long period of time.
Landscape
Used as a flowering indoor plant or treated as an annual hanging basket if grown outdoors. It also does well in containers on a shaded deck or patio.
Cultivation
Grow in a bright but not sunny, warm, draft free location, and in a fertile, moist, humus-rich well-drained soil.
Shape
Herbaceous perennial, stems often trailing with age.
Leaf Description
Linear to rounded, velvety, heavily veined, wrinkled and some cultivars are without petioles.
Flower Description
Long-tubed and usually with five petals. They occur in heads on short upright stems.
Notable Specimens
Royal Park Rajapruek, Mae Hia, Thailand.
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