Here are some pics of my plants that are currently in bloom.
Here is a link that might be useful: My Strep pictures
What gorgeous flowers! But I probably shouldn't have looked because I got a case of the " I wants!" Thanks for posting these photos.
They are spectacular. I love the yellow ones, now I really, really want one of those! I only have a few streps, but they are doing very well. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures.
Aha! Here's where your photos have gone. :) Earlier I posted on an old thread that used to have a valid link to your pics. I'm glad to run across the link in this thread.
davioletman,I lost the link you sent me about your streps..Could you send it to me again please? I keep coming back to look at your pretties!
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin....
Finally! I'm getting some nice Eastern European Streps in my collection. My chapter of the Gesneriad Society is propagating over 20 of them to sell in a future plant show & sale...an event we host in Seattle every March.
I love the patterning off the Russian and Polish new cultivars.
Frilly shape comes from Swedish Strep Sylvia. I
Thanks for posting the pictures they are breautiful :O)
Your flowers are all so beautiful. Must be nice to have such a green thumb. :)
murraysmom - if your thumb is green enough to grow African violets, you should be able to grow streps, too. Their culture is very similar, just do NOT overwater the streps. Water them until water drains out the bottom of the pot, then don't water again until you see just the beginning of leaf wilt. Do NOT allow them to sit in a saucer of water after watering. Otherwise, light and fertilizer is about the same as AVs...they prefer a little cooler temps than AVs, but will accept low 70's by day (mine have withstood low 80's during the summer when warmer days and heat from the lights brought the temps up).
One cultural factor that's important to observe...when you pot up a strep plant, do not place the crown lower in the potting mix than it originally was - it is easy to rot the crowns if they're planted deeper.
Wow! I'm hooked! I didn't know this group of plants was so varied and beautiful.
Beautiful! Do you sell/trade leaves or plants? I'm really interested in that yellow one but I won't be able to anything till spring because it's ten below right now !
Nice! And there I thought streps were all leaf and just a blossom or two... Now I'll have to see about getting some of them as well....