Ask a Question forum: A new Streptocarpus but what is its name

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Jan 25, 2017 3:27 PM CST
Hi. I´ve bought a new potplant afew days ago. They didnt know an name of it except Streptocarpus.
I would relly want to now the latin name. Its looking a lot like St Paulia dont know if they called so in English too. I live in Finland. I will send a couple of pictures of it.
Thank you and hoe for a answear soon.
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Name: Elaine
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Jan 25, 2017 10:12 PM CST
Hi and welcome. Saintpaulia is also known as African Violet here in the US and it is related to Streptocarpus but not the same. Yours is a pretty Streptocarpus and that is the botanical name but we might be able to find a cultivar name. Could you give us a better idea how big it is? (put your finger next to a leaf and take a picture, or something else for size reference)

I looked through the list of Streptocarpus in our Plant Database (you should go check it out! top of the page above the title banner) and didn't see a picture that looked exactly like yours. Had no idea there were so many different cultivars, colors shapes and sizes, too.

If you could post another picture in a few days when more of the flowers are fully open, that might help match it to a particular cultivar. The flowers might open wider, or be a more vivid color as they mature a bit.

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