Streptocarpus candidus has several populations in northern Natal, South Africa, which vary somewhat in characters — although it’s not clear if this variation is entirely due to habitat differences or to actual differences in genotype. In some circumstances, leaves can grow to 75 cm, but in other locations may be no larger than 10 cm. On larger established plants the the beautiful white flowers are abundantly produced, with distinctive markings towards the throat of the corolla, including a distinctive pair of violet blue chevrons which vary in intensity from clone to clone. Some individual plants may have slight blueish shading. The flowers are reported to have a honey-like scent.
Streptocarpus species are usually grown in hanging baskets, however in the right conditions they have been used as a ground cover plant. Alway grown in a filtered shade position with moist but also a well drained soil that mimics the natural habitat of
Cover the seeds with a thin layer of peat (about 2 mm).
Then put the plastic pot in a zip-lock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm , a zip-lock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended . Fill in the zip-lock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom.
Location: on the windowsill or in a small greenhouse in partial shade, daytime temperatures at about 75-83 F, somewhat lower at night at 68-75 F.
Prices is for 5 seeds
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