With AV's I have read that you can root the bloom stem. Can you also root Streps bloom stem?
Has anyone tried?
I have AV's, but only just started with Streps. They will probably over take AV's.
the success on rooting bloomstalks depends on the size of the small leaves at the node where peduncle - the main bloomstalk branches into pedicels - stalks that carry single blossom.
Big leaves - it roots - smallish - probably not. Some old varieties have large ones - and root just right - or produce "baskets". Basket happens when the sleeping bud at the above mentioned node wakes up and starts growing producing a hanging palntlet you can separate and root.
I do not think you can root the bloomstalk of a Streptocarpus - the leaves at this node are miniscule. But - they often produce baskets and this baskets sometimes even produce a new bloomstalk with a blossom.
It is variety dependent - some of Bristols streps do it consistently.
Thank you for the information.