Streptocarpella Concord Blue
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Streptocarpella Concord Blue

Streptocarpella Concord Blue

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Cape Primrose
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Bright Indirect Light
Blooms In: Apr-Sep
Mature Height: 12" Read our Growing Guide
Ships Weather Permitting Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET
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Dainty, purplish blue flowers float above downy leaves on Streptocarpella 'Concord Blue.' This African Violet relative blooms almost continuously on a bright windowsill. In summer, set your plant outside in a lightly shaded area as a treat for hummingbirds. Sent in a 6" woven basket.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.



WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (4 Reviews) Write a Review

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This is a spectacular plant.

I love the Streptocarpella (Cape Primrose). Unfortunately they ran out of them before I could order one, but I keep checking back in hopes that they are available again.
in order to get this plant to fill out and become like the picture you must keep pinching it back. When I have had them in the past they offer a spectacular display of "flying" purple flowers that looks like tiny butterflies surrounding the leaves. I had always brought them in before the frost hit and kept them over the winter with no problem but unfortunately we had a surprise frost and I lost all my little Cape Primroses.
In the winter they enjoy sitting in an eastern light and will bloom most of the time.
So, if you should be fortunate enough to own one of these darlings, please treasure it. They are hard to find.

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Three small plants came in a pot. Two of them had marked (injured) leaves. - perhaps frost?? I thought of returning it but decided to keep it since I really wanted it and had been looking for it for a long time. after 3 months the healthy plant is blooming profusely. The other two have put out new leaves but have yet to recover completely and have not bloomed.

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Beautiful outdoors

I've grown this a number of times, outdoors, in a basket hanging from a tree limb. It is a lovely, prolific bloomer, but when brought indoors for winter, developed an infestation of little white bugs. I will buy one again to keep indoors in a window of my sunroom. I'm sure, if you can grow African violets, you can grow this Streptocarpella.

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Too tall

This plant grew 3 feet tall, straggly - a few flowers at the end of very, very long stems. Odd. In 3 months needs to be staked to keep from falling over.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: strep-toe-kar-pel'uh

A relative of African Violets, Streptocarpella prefers the same growing conditions of bright, indirect light. Avoid hot sun, which can burn the leaves and fade the flowers. Day and night temperatures of 60-75°F are fine year round.

WATERING: Water only when the top inch of the potting mix is dry to the touch. To avoid causing spots on the leaves, use tepid water or water from the bottom of the pot. Providing water too frequently will cause the roots, leaves, and base of the plant to rot. If the leaves look wilted even when the soil is moist, you may be overwatering. Let the top inch of the potting mix dry out before watering again. Plants require less water during the winter months (November through February).

FERTILIZER: From spring through fall, apply a water-soluble fertilizer that is high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) every 3 weeks. Withhold fertilizer during the winter months, when your plant will stop growing actively and rest.

CONTINUING CARE: Use scissors to cut off the stalks of faded flowers. Repot your plant into a slightly larger pot in spring.


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