Cape Primrose 'White Ice' in gold-toned ceramic cachepot
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Cape Primrose 'White Ice' in gold-toned ceramic cachepot

Cape Primrose 'White Ice' in gold-toned ceramic cachepot

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SKU: S81444
$72.00
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Cape Primrose
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Bright Indirect Light
Mature Height: 6-8"
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Ships as: NURSERY POT AND CACHEPOT
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A member of the showy Ladyslippers® series of Cape Primroses (Streptocarpus) noted for their abundant flowers and number of leaves per plant, ‘White Ice’ features milky blooms with clear violet-blue highlights and darker veining on its lower petals. In winter, enjoy the show indoors. In summer, take the display outside on a shady porch or deck. Shipped in a 6¼" wide x 5½" tall gold-toned ceramic cachepot.

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. It's an easy-to-care-for houseplant in bright but indirect light. 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 Growing Guide.

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Shipping

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Gorgeous once it gets going!

My father gave this to me as a gift for my birthday in early February. It was a little disappointing when it arrived - with only a couple of blooms. However, a month later it is covered in blooms that have lasted for a couple of months! The white blooms with the purple centers are so unusual.

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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.