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Streptocarpus saxorum is a herbaceous plant, belongs to the Gesneriaceae family, native to Kenya and Tanzania, perennial, succulent, with fast growth, up to 30 cm in length and very ornamental.



The young stems are flexible, but with age they become woody. 

Small, fleshy, elliptical to oval leaves, dark green, 2-3 cm long and with very pronounced veins.

Inflorescences at the tips of the peduncles, thin and long, wire-like structures that develop from the leaves.

The flowers are small, simple in a white tube contrasting with lilac and violet lobes. The three lower petal lobes are larger than the upper two.

They appear in spring-summer.

Fruits are twisted pods, velvety when unripe and release many small, fine seeds.

Indicated as a pending plant in flowerbeds, vases and hanging baskets, protected from direct sunlight and drafts; also adapts indoors.



Climate:Tropical, Subtropical.

it should be cultivated with filtered or diffused light, in fertile, loose soil, rich in organic matter and drainable.

Watering should be regular, keeping the soil slightly moist.

Soggy soil causes root rot and fungal infections.

It must be watered at the base to avoid standing water on its leaves or flowers.

Streptocarpus have shallow root systems - in the wild they will often thrive in very little soil so allow them to dry out between waterings.  

Fertilize during flowering periods, with appropriate fertilizer, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Good ventilation is necessary to prevent fungal infections when indoors.

During the winter, when the plant goes into dormancy, it is advisable to carry out a drastic pruning to renew it in time for the next flowering.


Streptocarpus saxorum

SKU: P0843
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