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Liga's Streptocarpus

24 May 2010 09:47:00
Liga's Streptocarpus

Liga's Streptocarpus

The Streptocarpus plant that Liga gave me at our last meeting, is now in flower. Isn't it a beauty? I always think blue is such a posh colour. There are two more flower stalks on this plant waiting to open.

I think I can now actually move the plant since the flowers have opened, which is good as the plant is tucked away where it's not very visible. I believe that Streptocarpus are like orchids in that the buds may drop if you move them between when the buds form and the flowers open.

The other Streptocarpus Liga gave me as a cutting in Altamont also has flower buds. It has completely different leaves. It was potted on recently using ericaceous compost and perlite.

Liga, do you have any species names for these two completely different Streptocarpus (i)? I could get into growing these pretty plants.


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Lìga Lìga 24 May 2010 09:58:37

Then atlast:))This is one of streptocarpus species,but another ,with small flowers is Streptocarpus saxorum,,i think.They all come to me different ways,so i was looking in google to find names.

  This one flowering all time,since first bloom.And next will be 2 on each stem.


Rachel Rachel 24 May 2010 10:01:30

Thanks, Liga. Yes, I can see two buds already on the next stem : )


fran m fran m 24 May 2010 10:02:16

Great Bloom, love the markings.


Jacinta Jacinta 24 May 2010 10:07:24

That's gorgeous. Liga gave me a streptocarpus. I killed it!!!


Lìga Lìga 24 May 2010 10:11:26

Jacinta,Jacinta.....


Jacinta Jacinta 24 May 2010 10:13:23

Ooops!

Gotta go!


Lìga Lìga 24 May 2010 10:16:45

Ha,ha,,chicken!!!If you want you can get one more,you can try again:))


Cloncaw Cloncaw 24 May 2010 10:24:37

Beautiful shade of blue.


fraoch fraoch 24 May 2010 10:40:25

That's a beautiful one Liga. I have a white, a mauve and a purple in flower at the minute. They really are great value, usually flowering on until Oct or even later.


Myrtle Myrtle 24 May 2010 11:42:35

That is beautiful. I got one too but I'm not great with house plants but it is still alive!

Better than Jacinta eh? (Sorry Jacinta) :)


Rachel Rachel 24 May 2010 11:45:30

Were you overwatering, Jacinta?


Rachel Rachel 24 May 2010 11:46:42

I like the sound of 'flowering until October', Fraoch! My kind of plant.


Lìga Lìga 25 May 2010 08:04:27

Thanks for info Fraoch,you have i nice coulors of streptocarpus,i was hoping like my too will be purple,or...red:)


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