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RE: RE:Streptocarpella

Believe me, nothing could be easier!  And beautiful!
They do like a lot of moisture and some shade.

I pretty sure now that mine were Streptocarpellas; not Streptocarpus.
So what did they cross with Streptocarpus to get them?


> [Original Message]
> From: Chris <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/22/2003 4:37:49 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE:Streptocarpella
> I used to grow Streptocarpellas years ago. Have been tempted to grow
> them again!  They differ from other streps in that they have small, kind
> of hairy, succulent leaves, instead of long strap-shaped leaves and the
> flowers are on the small side.  They propagate easily and flower all
> year!  Great house plant!  There are a variety of cultivars.
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty Morrissy
> Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 4:07 PM
> To: Agardenchat
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: briefcase- cuttings-roses
> I only saw the close up pic of your Streptocarpus. But the flowers
> looked
> the same. There are so many different species within Streptocarpus and i
> think last year a local greenhouse was selling it as Streptocarpella.
> Anyway, take a look at:
> http://www.boomanfloral.com/lp_medium.htm
> Scroll down a bit.
> If yours looks like the hanging basket, we are most likely talking the
> same
> plant.
> By the end of summer it was overlong, needed a trim - hence the first
> set
> of cuttings. By Feb I was able to take more. I believe I just took stem
> cuttings and stuck them in Rootrainers or APS units, kept moist
> withcapillary matting. Not sure if I even bothered with any rooting
> hormone.
> As to your rose, looks like you can get it in Germany ;+) When you do
> search for it, apparently you don't need 'alba'.  R. suaveolens is white
> and is syn w/ R. alba suaveolens.
> Kitty
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