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Cape Primrose Stella in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Streptocarpus 'Stella' Fleischle (Marleen Series) syn. Streptocarpus 'Targa'

 

Cape Primrose 'Stella'

Streptocarpus is a shade-loving plant, popular as a house-plant. The leaves - each of which is a plant with its own roots - start at ground level, and are hairy, soft and shaped like primrose leaves. The flowers have two-lobed upper petals, and three-lobed lowers petals and grow singly or in pairs on long, curving stems, in Summer. 'Targa' is a registered Cape Primrose and has rich deep purple flowers.

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plant Features
  • Cape Primrose Stella likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Cape Primrose Stella likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cape Primrose Stella is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cape Primrose Stella likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cape Primrose 'Stella'

Latin name

Streptocarpus 'Stella' Fleischle (Marleen Series) syn. Streptocarpus 'Targa'

type

Flowering plant

family

Gesneriaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cape Primrose Stella likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Cape Primrose Stella is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cape Primrose Stella likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cape Primrose Stella likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cape Primrose Stella is 0.15meters x 0.25meters 0.15 M 0.25 M

Streptocarpus 'Stella' Fleischle (Marleen Series) syn. Streptocarpus 'Targa'

Streptocarpus is a shade-loving plant, popular as a house-plant. The leaves - each of which is a plant with its own roots - start at ground level, and are hairy, soft and shaped like primrose leaves. The flowers have two-lobed upper petals, and three-lobed lowers petals and grow singly or in pairs on long, curving stems, in Summer. 'Targa' is a registered Cape Primrose and has rich deep purple flowers.


Planting in pots

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Use an ordinary commercial potting mix with 1/8 to 1/4 perlite mixed in. This makes sure the soil will retain some moisture but not get boggy. Always have adequate drainage holes at the bottom of the pot you are planting in. Medium to bright indirect light is best. However, a bit of morning/late afternoon sun is more than OK. Even in dimmer light, they will flower - but less floriferously.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Generally, Streptocarpus will flower from spring to autumn. In winter, they will stop flowering and may lose some leaves, which is normal. However, some varieties flower in winter.

 
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