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Streptocarpus 'Crystal Ice'

cape primrose

Eventual height & spread

Streptocarpus 'Crystal Ice'

cape primrose

  • available to order from spring
  • 2+1 Free plug plants
  • £23.98 £19.18
  • available to order from spring
  • 1 plug plant
  • £11.99 £9.59
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil or fibre-based compost if grown indoors
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: usually throughout the year
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be over-wintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    Often flowering non-stop throughout the year, this is an incredibly pretty and very hard-working house plant. Dibleys, (the renowned Streptocarpus breeders) say it is one of the best that they have produced...and we have to agree! It's capable of producing up to 13 bicoloured blooms on each stem, so it really puts on a great show.

  • Home care: Throughout the growing season, keep them quite well watered, but as they are sensitive to overwatering, allow the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should also be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Remove spent flowers as they fade and trim back any old leaves that are past their best. Overwinter on a south or west-facing windowsill and water less often. Repot each spring into a slightly larger, shallow pot filled with fibre-based compost. They can also be used as summer bedding - grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.

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