Streptocarpella exposure recommendation

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, ALMarch 28, 2013

I was under the impression this was a full-sun plant but am now not so sure. What do you folks recommend for sun for this plant? Thanks for your input!

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Morning and evening sun is OK, direct midday sun is not. Dappled shade is OK.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 6:10PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Thanks for the reply! It's been a very long time since I had one of these.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 7:19AM
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variegatednancy1

I think it depends where you live. Those down south couldn't do this: I live in Montreal, Canada and my several streptocarpellas love direct sun, especially in the morning.

I have several, the Concord Blue, the Butterfly white and a variegated one.

So far I have not grown in the west of the garden. I will try the white one this year in this position and it gets heavy afternoon sun. Some of mine are in containers so I can just put it anywhere if I see signs of foliage getting too much light.

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 4:28PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Nancy, thanks & that sounds lovely!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 9:15AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

It is amazing how versatile is this plant!

I talked with our company plant lady - and she has customers with a back yard totally shaded - even grass refuses to grow. They still want to have some flowering plants. So she just put down Streptocarpella cuttings for them - and she will plant them in a bed for summer - and they will be happy growing and even blooming where even impatiens die...

I.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 2:56PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi all,

I think it also depends on what time of year it is. I had one years ago and it was on top of a dresser that was in a south window. During the summertime the sun was so high in the sky that it didn't shine into the window. In the winter when the sun was low in the sky the plant got full sun. This was even with our thin, mile high air which makes everything sunburned easier.

Larry

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 12:24AM
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