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May 10, 2016 6:58 PM CST
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This was split from a much larger plant last fall; it is doing well and beginning to bloom ( the mother plant continuously blooms spring until Nov with 20 or more blooms at a time). It gives me much pleasure, but I have not been able to identify it and haven't seen it in the shops. The leaves are prone to disfigurement. What causes this and how can i avoid the problem?
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May 10, 2016 7:06 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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I think it might be Cape Primrose. I think @Njiris has many and could ID it for sure. Perhaps could also answer your questions. Here is one that looks very similar to me. Streptocarpus 'Crystal Ice'
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May 10, 2016 7:29 PM CST
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You're Right! Thanks to you I can look up this plant to take care of him properly. This is the first time I've been on any forum. Wow this is a game changer. I think i am going to be hooked on this site. Impressive!
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May 10, 2016 8:02 PM CST
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May 10, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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I missed your new member banner. Welcome to NGA. I got started just the same way...trying to ID a plant. I tip my hat to you.
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May 10, 2016 8:44 PM CST
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Thank You!
Horntoad said: Welcome! to NGA. It's a great site with lots of people willing to help.
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May 10, 2016 8:45 PM CST
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Thank You! amazing
Horntoad said: Welcome! to NGA. It's a great site with lots of people willing to help.
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May 10, 2016 11:26 PM CST
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May 11, 2016 11:16 PM CST

I am almost certain that the plant shown is a Streptocarpus. I would not make a guess to its identity. A number of the Dibley streps from the UK are well known for their long bloom cycle.
An excellent source of information is the following web page: http://streptocarpus-info.com/...
There is also a link to photos of many named plants. Hope this is of some help.
Regarding the leaves, I would make it a point when watering to keep them dry.
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May 12, 2016 12:24 AM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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Thought you might find this interesting.
[url] http://www.gesneriads.ca/strep... [/url]
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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May 12, 2016 6:10 AM CST
Name: Linda
Southern NJ (Zone 7a)
Leafme said:Thumb of 2016-05-11/visitor/a4c884
This was split from a much larger plant last fall; it is doing well and beginning to bloom ( the mother plant continuously blooms spring until Nov with 20 or more blooms at a time). It gives me much pleasure, but I have not been able to identify it and haven't seen it in the shops. The leaves are prone to disfigurement. What causes this and how can i avoid the problem?
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Hello, Welcome to NGA! Welcome!

I came onto this site myself for help in identifying a plant and they did! The people here are knowledge as well as friendly! Hurray! Smiling
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May 13, 2016 4:32 PM CST

Regarding the leaf damage on your plant, I found an interesting utube video on cleaning up a Streptocarpus plant for a show.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

About 2/3rds through, they note that the plant in question has a spot of mildew on the leaf. They simply trim this area off and comment that in about a week to 10 days the leaf will grow back.

If you are getting mildew, you might be overwatering your plant. Again, avoid getting water on leaves. The following tube video might be of help.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Streps are easily cared for, so long as you know the drill.
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May 14, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Ontario Canada
Thank you for the great info, very helpful.


Njiris said:Regarding the leaf damage on your plant, I found an interesting utube video on cleaning up a Streptocarpus plant for a show.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

About 2/3rds through, they note that the plant in question has a spot of mildew on the leaf. They simply trim this area off and comment that in about a week to 10 days the leaf will grow back.

If you are getting mildew, you might be overwatering your plant. Again, avoid getting water on leaves. The following tube video might be of help.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Streps are easily cared for, so long as you know the drill.

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