How to grow Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus grow and care – herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Streptocarpus also known as Cape primrose or Nodding violet, African violet perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 12b+.

Leaves color green in oval shape, the leaves grow in rosette structure.

African violet flower

Flower color can be: blue, pink, red, white, purple or multi-color, the flowers have five petals, flowers grow on stems in clusters.

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How to grow African violet growing and care:
More than 12C (53F) optimal (60-80F) 15-26C, high humidity, room temperature water (do not overwater)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to dry and temperature

When is the best time to plant?
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bug

When is the best time to prune?
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (light but not direct sun)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Most of the year

General information about the flower:
Blue, pink, red, white, purple or multi-color, the flowers have five petals, flowers grow on stems in clusters

Scientific name:


How to grow Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus flowers



Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13