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Streptocarpus perennial


Streptocarpus perennialStreptocarpus is also known as Cape Primrose and is a greenhouse perennial, showing great variety of colours, from white to violet and crimson, and is of neat habit. A light and rather rich soil or vegetable mould suits it best.

Sow the seed in February in slight heat will produce plants for flowering in July; that sown in March or April will flower in August and September. They grow slowly in small pots, and in February put them in their flowering pots. Give plenty of air and shade them from the sun. It may also be increased by division, or leaf-cuttings may be taken under a bell-glass.

The Streptocarpus plants like plenty of water, but need good drainage. Their height is about nine inches.