Cape Primrose 'Deep Blue Vein' in embossed clay pot
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Cape Primrose 'Deep Blue Vein' in embossed clay pot

Cape Primrose 'Deep Blue Vein' in embossed clay pot

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Cape Primrose
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Bright Indirect Light
Mature Height: 6-10"
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Ships as: CLAY POT
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From the carefree Ladyslippers® series of Cape Primroses (Streptocarpus), 'Deep Blue Vein' is a striking selection with rich purple blossoms that are etched with intricate, deep blue veining. A profuse bloomer. Shipped in a 8¼" wide x 6" tall embossed clay pot with saucer. PPAF

An African Violet relative, Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus) grows in the mountainous, wooded ravines of South Africa, shaded from the heat and intensity of the sun. Water when the soil feels slightly dry and fertilize twice a month for a long display of open-faced blooms and dark green, strap-shaped leaves.

For more information on growing Streptocarpus, click on Growing Guide.



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Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews) Write a Review

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Absolutely love this plant. I have it in an east window. It blooms non-stop and is gorgeous. I just purchased a second one for my sister who is going through a tough time.

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Did not do well

This plant did not do well from the beginning. The tips of the leaves started to turn brown and I was advised to cut that brown off. The plant continued to deteriorate over the next several months and now I am thinking that it might not have been properly planted when I received it because all the leaves were tipped to one side. There were 2 separate plants in the pot. I used quality potting soil to transplant it into the clay pot and WFF fertilizer in early April. I was careful with watering etc. I am disappointed as the plant is now nearly dead after 2 months.

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One of my favorite plants ever

I ordered this plant for our city apartment (northern exposure, indirect light) about a year ago. It has bloomed almost nonstop ever since. I can't remember when I have gotten so much pleasure from a flowering plant. I just ordered three to give as holiday gifts to relatives and friends.

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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: strep-toe-kar'puss

LIGHT: The Cape Primrose is a relative of African Violets and prefers the same growing conditions of bright but indirect light. Avoid hot sun, which can burn the leaves and fade the flowers.

TEMPERATURE: Day and night temperatures of 60-75 degrees F are fine year round.

WATERING: Water only when the top inch of the potting mix is dry to the touch. 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. The tips of older leaves become dry as they age, and these too may be trimmed off. Repot your plant into a slightly larger pot in spring.


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