monster strep!!

Cabarb(Z 9- Fresno, CA)September 30, 2004

I spent $10 and took Nancy's advice and bought a strep. This thing has 11 HUGE leaves, and the longest one (they all are about the same size) is 15 inches long. I kid you not! It's in a 5 inch pot and I'm not sure whether to re-pot it. I'm still trying to figure out what "flavor" it is as there was no marker on it. It's so big...looks like something from a jungle!!

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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

Good for you! You might have a Weismoor or Rhianon from Dibley's. Tell us about the flower.

Nancy

    Bookmark   September 30, 2004 at 10:36PM
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Cabarb(Z 9- Fresno, CA)

I think it may be a Bristol's Blue Water...but I'm new to this, remember! It sorta looks like that, but the markings are more of a medium purple. Wish to heck they had put a marking on the pot. All I know is the darn thing is HUGE!! Seed pods....what do I look for?
Thanks - Barb

    Bookmark   October 1, 2004 at 11:12AM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

Streps are one of the plants that tickle me especially when they set seed. The name 'streptocarpus' means 'twisted seed' or something like that--'twisted carpel' maybe?--and when you see them you'll see why. And when they ripen they'll 'untwist'. Pretty neat!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2004 at 2:43AM
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jon_d(Northern Calif.)

Strepto means "twisted" and carpus means "seed pod" or "fruit" (take your pick. Here is a picture of a "streptocarpus seedpod" (note this took a while for me to find). In this photo you will see how the seam of the fruit twists around it.(from the party opening the 2002 AGGS convention)

Jon

Here is a link that might be useful: Streptocarpus Seed Pod (sort of)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2004 at 5:01PM
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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Jon,

That's pretty scarey! I hope I don't see on of those on one of my streps!!! lol

Larry

    Bookmark   October 4, 2004 at 7:24PM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

do you have a pic of your plant & flowers?

--Rick

    Bookmark   October 5, 2004 at 10:49AM
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