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n. pl. strep·to·car·pus·es

[New Latin, genus name : strepto- + -carpus, -carpous.]


(Plants) any plant of the typically stemless subtropical perennial genus Streptocarpus, some species of which are grown as greenhouse plants for their tubular flowers in a range of bright colours: family Gesneriaceae
[New Latin, from Greek streptos twisted + karpos fruit (from the shape of the capsule)]
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Noun1.streptocarpus - any of various plants of the genus Streptocarpus having leaves in a basal rosette and flowers like primrosesstreptocarpus - any of various plants of the genus Streptocarpus having leaves in a basal rosette and flowers like primroses
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Streptocarpus - large genus of usually stemless African or Asian herbs: Cape primrose
Cape primrose - any of various African plants of the genus Streptocarpus widely cultivated especially as houseplants for their showy blue or purple flowers
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25pm Mae Sioned yn ymweld a meithrinfa leol sy'n arbenigo mewn streptocarpus, un o'n planhigion ty mwyaf poblogaidd, yn bennaf am ei fod yn ei flodau am sawl mis o'r flwyddyn.
Last week Amelia Carpenter asked for advice on taking streptocarpus cuttings.
There'll also be a plethora of new plants, including the deep pink Streptocarpus Menai, named by Anglesey WI for their centenary this year (Dibleys, www.
There'll also be a plethora of new plants at Chelsea, including the deep pink Streptocarpus 'Menai' named by the Anglesey branch of the WI for their centenary celebrations this year (Dibleys, www.
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cuttin JJAMES JONES wants advice on taking igs from the leaves of a streptocarpus.
More unusual plants such as Streptocarpus or Kalanchoes could be the special gift for the special gardener in your life.
Staff at Dibley's Nurseries in Llanelidan near Ruthin, welcomed the cloudiness because it means their Streptocarpus flowers don't bloom too early before being entered into the Chelsea Flower Show on May 22-26.
Streptocarpus are one of those groups of house plants that either do extremely well or fade before your eyes.
Propagate African violets, begonias and streptocarpus by taking leaf cuttings.
If you want to increase your houseplant stock, leaf cuttings may be taken between spring and late autumn and are particularly suitable for propagating African violets, Begonia rex and streptocarpus.