Data specific to Cape Primroses (Edit)
Streptocarpus Division: Subg. Saintpaulia - Semimiminiature
Subg. Saintpaulia - Trailing

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Mosaic variegation, green and white.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Multi-Color: Double blooms, light pink/wine fantasy.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Other: Will bloom continually if given 12 hours of daily light; no direct sunlight.
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 70-75 degrees F
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • African Violet
  • Cape Primrose
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Streptocarpus
  • Synonym: Saintpaulia

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