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monster strep!!

Posted by Cabarb Z 9- Fresno, CA (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 30, 04 at 15:38

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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RE: monster strep!!

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


RE: monster strep!!

  • Posted by Cabarb Z 9- Fresno, CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 1, 04 at 11:12

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

RE: monster strep!!

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!

RE: monster strep!!

  • Posted by Jon_D Northern Calif. (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 4, 04 at 17:01

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)


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

RE: monster strep!!


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


RE: monster strep!!

do you have a pic of your plant & flowers?


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