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Streptocarpus cyaneus ssp polackii (100 seeds)


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Streptocarpus cyaneus ssp. polackii (Gesneriaceae) This plant is a perennial herb with a horizontal rhizome but no true stem. The leaves are arranged in a loose rosette and grow directly from the base of the plant. They are slightly hairy and measure around 400 mm in length. the colour of the flowers may be white, pink or blue depending on the distribution. There are between 2 and 12 flowers on each inflorescence, which grow on a flower stalk above the leaves which is about 200 mm long. Sowing: For seed sowing you can use either seedling mix or normal potting soil. Because the seeds are so tiny it is important to scatter them evenly, using your hands, on the top of the soil medium. Do not cover the seeds with any soil. Give them a gentle watering /spray and then put them into the greenhouse /shade netting area. The trays must be kept within a temperature range of about 20°C. The area must be bright but it must not be exposed to full sun. Always keep the soil moist but not very wet. The tiny seedlings will normally appear within two to three weeks. Locality: Kowyn. Harvest: October 2019