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African violets or cape primrose?

Posted by georgiapeach365 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 15:41

Quick question...which is easiest to grow - african violets or cape primrose?

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RE: African violets or cape primrose?

African Violets are easier.

Streptocarpus requires drier conditions and a lot of successful AV growers when they start growing streptocarpus - they kill them by keeping wet - and they need to dry before watering.

Cape Primrose...this name is kind of going out of use, more and more people grow this plant and use the Latin name "Streptocarpus" - means something like a curling fruit. The seed pod of this plant curls when it ripens and releases the seeds.

The second issue - it likes the temperatures under 75F. Crank your airconditioner!


RE: African violets or cape primrose?

Thanks Irina! Sounds like I might better go with the violets -especilly since GA is not known for being cool.

RE: African violets or cape primrose?

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 23, 13 at 15:57

Interesting information, thanks, Irina.

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