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Streptocarpella saxorum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Streptocarpella saxorum False African Violet,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Succulents & Cacti Bun Shaped, Spreading

Lovely evergreen perennial that produces masses of purple tubular flowers each with a white throat. During the warmer months blooms are held on slim stems above the foliage. The flowers are small in size but are produced continually spring to summer creating a fabulous display. Although the flowers get the attention it is the succulent dark green foliage which gives the flowers a perfect base. The trailing habit makes it an ideal choice for hanging baskets or containers, they make very pretty house plants, plus, they are ideal for covered patio situations and even for a warm shady spot in the garden.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Indoor Plant, Shady Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free, Mealy Bugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Gesneriaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low