• Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Streptocarpus 'Mabel'

cape primrose

UK grown
2 + 1 FREE rooted cuttings £41.97 £29.98
£41.97 £29.98
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  • Position: Partial shade
  • Soil: Peat free, general purpose compost
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: February to November
  • Hardiness: Frost tender

Streptocarpus are much-loved for their ability to produce a succession of flowers over and incredibly long period - and 'Mabel' is no exception. That's because it's not unusual for the first flush of creamy violet flowers to appear as early as April - or for them to still be in flower in November. They're noted for putting on a great display, but they're also incredibly easy to grow, which makes them ideal for both the novice or more experienced gardener.

We’re proud to support our British growers, and having been raised by one of our trusted UK nurseries, this indoor plant has a low carbon footprint, which makes it perfect for an eco-friendly collection or gift.

  • Home care:
    Throughout the growing season, keep them quite well watered, but as they are sensitive to overwatering, allow the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should also be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Remove spent flowers as they fade and trim back any old leaves that are past their best. Overwinter on a south or west-facing windowsill and water 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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