streptocarpus


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strep·to·car·pus

 (strĕp′tə-kär′pəs)
n. pl. strep·to·car·pus·es

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

streptocarpus

(ˌstrɛptəˈkɑːpəs)
n
(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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Streptocarpus 'Zoe' in our porch watered according to its needs
Last week Amelia Carpenter asked for advice on taking streptocarpus cuttings.
Garddio a Mwy S4C, 8.25pm 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.
The Ruthin nursery specialises in Streptocarpus, which look like primroses but is in fact related to African violets.
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.
I've got some African violets and the rest food (Streptocarpus plants that generally do well, but one or two of them have now developed small white patches.
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.
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. With African violets, remove a whole young leaf complete with stalk and push the stalk into a pot of seed compost until the leaf rests on the surface.
70-80 Bird of paradise Strelitzia reginae 60-85 Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus, 45-65 Callistemon speciosus Bougainvillea Bougainvillea 50-80 Bouvardia Bouvardia x domestica 55-60 Brassia Brassia 65-70 Bromeliad Tillandsia cyanea 75-85 Bromeliad Vriesia splendens 65-70 Browallia Browallia 65-75 Brunsfelsia Brunsfelsia 55-60 Calla lily Zantedeschia 50-65 elliottiana Camellia Camellia japonica, 50 Camellia sinensis Cape primrose Streptocarpus x 65-70 hybridus Chenille plant Acalypha 60-65 Cineraria Cineraria grandiflora 60-70 Coleus Coleus fredericii, 75 Coleus thyrsoideus Crossandra Crossandra 64 infindibuliformis Cyclamen Cyclamen persicum 46-50 Cymbidium orchid Cymbidium spp.
Q My streptocarpus is really big and some of the leaves are very scruffy.