My blooming Streps

davioletmanMay 13, 2013

Here are some pics of my plants that are currently in bloom.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: My Strep pictures

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terrilou

What gorgeous flowers! But I probably shouldn't have looked because I got a case of the " I wants!" Thanks for posting these photos.

Terri

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 8:23AM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

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.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 2:41AM
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Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)

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.

Patrick

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 2:35AM
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Jannich(8b)

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!

Jan

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 10:06AM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin....

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 5:48PM
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Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)

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.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:01PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

I love the patterning off the Russian and Polish new cultivars.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 3:24PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Frilly shape comes from Swedish Strep Sylvia. I

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 2:43PM
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jeremy39

Thanks for posting the pictures they are breautiful :O)

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 3:03PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Your flowers are all so beautiful. Must be nice to have such a green thumb. :)

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 9:26AM
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Patrick888(z8 SeaTac WA)

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.
Patrick

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 3:27PM
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e-w-031

Wow! I'm hooked! I didn't know this group of plants was so varied and beautiful.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 6:09PM
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LindainAlaska(3)

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 !

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 12:36AM
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froeschli

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....

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:00PM
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