Vibrant crimson flowers that darken to wine red toward the center.
Sometimes commonly known as ‘cape primrose’, Streptocarpus aren’t primrose at all, but gesneriads (African violet cousins). They will bloom heavily year-round and can be quite spectacular. Very easy to grow and bloom, they are great for windows, or in artificial light. Many visitors to our shop will mistake them for orchids, they are so pretty!
Unlike violets, each leaf of a streptocarpus will produce 8-10 or more bloom stalks, sequentially, so that plants tend to stay in heavy bloom for long periods of time. Culture and care of streptocarpus is the same as for African violets. If you are going to grow just one other blooming houseplant besides violets, we would highly recommend trying steps. They are very easy to grow and almost constantly rewarding.