African violets or cape primrose?

georgiapeach365(8)February 22, 2013

Quick question...which is easiest to grow - african violets or cape primrose?

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irina_co(z5 CO)

African Violets are easier.

Streptocarpus requires drier conditions and a lot of successful AV growers when they start growing streptocarpus - they kill them by keeping wet - and they need to dry before watering.

Cape Primrose...this name is kind of going out of use, more and more people grow this plant and use the Latin name "Streptocarpus" - means something like a curling fruit. The seed pod of this plant curls when it ripens and releases the seeds.

The second issue - it likes the temperatures under 75F. Crank your airconditioner!


    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 4:00PM
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Thanks Irina! Sounds like I might better go with the violets -especilly since GA is not known for being cool.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 7:04PM
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Interesting information, thanks, Irina.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 3:57PM
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