Streptocarpus growing 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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Requirements for 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?
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bug
When is the best time to prune?
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (light but not direct sun)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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