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  • Eventual height: 0.32m
  • Eventual spread: 0.38m

Streptocarpus 'Bethan' & ceramic pot cover

streptocarpus in a ceramic gift pot

RHS award of garden merit
11cm ceramic pot £24.99
£24.99
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil or fibre-based compost if grown indoors
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: usually from spring to autumn
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be overwintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    Hailed by the breeders (Dibleys Nurseries) as one of their favourites, 'Bethan' has both a lovely, neat habit and a very free-flowering nature. The flowers themselves are a soft purplish blue, with the lower being veined with deeper purple. In the wild, most streptocarpus are found in woodland, rocky slopes and grassland in southern Africa, but here in the UK, they make excellent houseplants that have an incredibly long flowering period.

    Please note: supplied in an 11cm blue ceramic pot.

  • Home care: Water regularly during the growing season, allowing the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should also be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Overwinter in a shaded greenhouse, or indoors on a south or west-facing windowsill, watering less often. Repot each spring into a slightly larger, shallow pot filled with fibre-based compost. They can also be used as summer bedding - grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
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