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Streptocarpus rexii (100 seeds)


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Streptocarpus rexii (Gesneriaceae). Wild gloxinia. It is a stemless plant with a rosette of velvety, blunt-tipped, strap-shaped leaves that grow up to 300 mm long. The inflorescence forms at the base of the leaf and grows 200 mm high, usually bearing 1 or 2 flowers that are asymmetrical and white or blue/pale violet. The flowering period lasts from spring until autumn. Sowing : Mix a pinch of the dust-like seed with a small amount of sand to assist with spreading the seed evenly when sowing. The medium should be well drained but not too coarse. Cover with a very thin layer of sand. Sown seed trays should be kept out of direct sunlight but should be warm and moist but not wet, until the young seedlings appear. Germination usually takes 3 to 4 weeks; do not allow the seedlings to dry out. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: Aug 2020