Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' is a Cape primrose and relative of the African violet with bi-coloured flowers of lavender-blue and yellow.
Streptocarpus is a relative of the African violet commonly known as Cape primrose, but even easier to care for. 'Harlequin Blue' delights with large and gorgeously ruffled, tubular creamy-yellow flowers with lavender-blue hoods that rise above textured, arching, bright green foliage. Plants are floriferous and can bloom for up to 10 months a year! Grow indoors in bright indirect light in an east or west-facing window or outdoors in the summer on a partly shaded patio. Enjoys high humidity and consistent soil moisture.
Common Name: Cape Primrose
Family: Gesneriaceae (The African Violet Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rainforests, on damp banks, and rocks or in grassland.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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