Answer: I love when this happens....this evening I was leafing through one of the many gardening magazines I have and guess what? There was a little blurb about Streptocarpus. Here is the skinny: Streptocarpus is known commonly as "Constant Nymph". When growing conditions are satisfactory a succession of blooms appear above the rosette of leaves throughout the summer. It needs a shallow pot, moist air, and an area free from drafts and cold air. Remove spent blooms. Keep the plant in average warmth, minimum 55F in winter. A brightly lit spot away from direct sun is best. Water freely, then leave alone until the soil feels dry, reduce watering in winter. Fertilize regularly with a liquid houseplant fertilizer (such as Schultz's) during the months of March through August. Repot every year in the spring.
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