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PlantFiles: Cape Primrose
Streptocarpus 'Christmas Morning'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Streptocarpus (strep-toh-KAR-pus) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Morning
Hybridized by J. Ford


One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Plantcrazii On Feb 28, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The name Streptocarpus means "twisted fruit" (streptos- "twisted" and carpus- "fruit"). The growth requirements for streptocarpus are similar to African violets and can be grown in the same areas of the home. However, Streps like temperatures slightly cooler than violets. Day temperatures of 65-70 degrees and night temps of 55-65 degrees are best for most varieties, and placing the plants lower on your plant shelves or in a cooler part of your growing area will promote best growth. Keep plants evenly moist but not wet! Wet soil may cause root rot and letting the soil dry out may affect flowering.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Conyers, Georgia

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