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Streptocarpus cooperi

Streptocarpus is part of the Streptocarpus genus. Its scientific name is Streptocarpus cooperi.

This plant produces two seed leaves as with other dicots, but one will not develop and the other will grow to massive proportions. The flower stalk will grow from the leaf stem, as with other streptocarpus. Occasionally, it will form a second leaf, but generally this plant is a short-lived perennial and will die after producing flowers.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pale lavender and   White. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour. Streptocarpus grows as a perennial and is a flowering non-edible ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

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How to grow Streptocarpus

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Remember to water Streptocarpus moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Streptocarpus is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

See our list of companion Plants for Streptocarpus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Streptocarpus from seed

Transplanting Streptocarpus

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 15°C / 59°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Streptocarpus is a tender plant.

Common Streptocarpus problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Streptocarpus plants:

Other names for Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus care instructions

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