Why are streps not as popular as AVs?
It occurred to me a couple months ago-when searching for new strep varieties-that there are not nearly as many commercial strep growers as there are African Violet (AVs) growers. Perhaps I'm mistaken-but not, I think, about growers in the US! Now I have both and am just about as equally fascinated with both. At some point when I retire, I plan on selling plants to local areas.
Is it the leaves of the streps that folk don't regard as highly as the AVs? Truly they're longer, not normally fuzzy and they're not symmetrical at all! But they put forth such tall and lovely blossoms-and some are even scented! You can make far more babies with their leaves at one time also!
Just wondering at folks' opinions. Streps seem much hardier than AVs and require far less fuss.
Thanks for any opinions or insight! I'd love to hear folks' thoughts on it!