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Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Purple' (PBR)

cape primrose

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Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Purple' (PBR)

cape primrose

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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: April to December
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be over-wintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    Often flowering well into winter, the upper lobes of this bi-coloured cultivar are a rich purple, while the lobes on the lower lip are creamy yellow. A relatively undemanding and easy to grow house plant, it will offer many months of colour in the right setting.

  • 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.