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purple streptocarpus Kim


purple streptocarpus Kim

first flowers from my 3rd batch of leaf cuttings, i do like the dark colour of this one...



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gorgeous colour

20 Apr, 2012

 

thanks Yorkshire :-)

20 Apr, 2012

 

this looks beautiful

i bought one of these on wednesday ~ what do i need to know about keeping it happy please?

20 Apr, 2012

 

This is beautiful.....I need buy a few!

20 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki, plenty of light and regular watering that's all they need...
Thanks Alex, they are a great little house plant :-)

20 Apr, 2012

 

I just looked on e-bay for seeds.....you must have a look!!! Some amazing colors!!!!!!!!!!!!

20 Apr, 2012

 

thanks surreylad

20 Apr, 2012

 

Great colouring

20 Apr, 2012

 

thanks Paul :-)

20 Apr, 2012

 

I Like this colour too...Cinderella has some lovely ones as well.I haven't had any of these..maybe I should...

21 Apr, 2012

 

sorry Alex missed your comment there, i'll check them out thanks :-)

Thanks,they are lovely plants Bloomer hope you get some..

21 Apr, 2012

 

Thinking about it,S.lad :o)

21 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

21 Apr, 2012

 

did you have any trouble getting the photo to be the same colour as the flower?

21 Apr, 2012

 

i did have to turn the exposure down a few yes, but other than that it was ok Sticki...

22 Apr, 2012

 

when i tried to take a picture of mine it looked blue but its really purple.
i changed something on the AWB and then it was ok.??

22 Apr, 2012

 

Ah sounds like it was over compensating then. did you use the flash, i didn't i used a slower shutter setting..

22 Apr, 2012

 

no i didnt use the flash. the new camera seems to cope better with light or lack of.

22 Apr, 2012

 

ok :-)

22 Apr, 2012

 

Stunning colour:)))

22 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Mark

22 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely, this looks like Kim S/L. I have a huge collection of these and grow them every year from leaf cuttings. They are not difficult are they, but never let them stand in water, it will kill them.

22 Apr, 2012

 

yes that's right Cinderella very easy, i water mine from the bottom to stop crown rot i only had a couple but they are lovely, i think is was Kim but i lost the label :-)

23 Apr, 2012

 

Im glad you said that about the watering ~ i would have been doing it wrong!! mine is called 'Katie'

23 Apr, 2012

 

just looked that one up Sticki, it's lovely... from the top is ok if you do it carefully and don't get it on the crown, i prefer the other way it's safer...

23 Apr, 2012

 

i filled a dish with water this morning and put the plant in, took it out once the water had been absorbed; thank you.

23 Apr, 2012

 

your welcome, that's how i do it too..

23 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

23 Apr, 2012

 

I read that you treat this plant like and African Violet.

Well, I ordered a plug plant and bid on another two....I think they will look great with my African Violets.

There will be no room for the family in the house soon.....lol

24 Apr, 2012

 

I haven't been very successful with African violet in the past.

24 Apr, 2012

 

Oh....
You have to find the right window with good light but not full sun. Water from the bottom and presto.
Mine need to be moved soon....too much sun now.

24 Apr, 2012

 

It's ok at the moment then, thank you.
Do they like it cool or warm ?

24 Apr, 2012

 

Warm.
Pictures soon then........

24 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Alex.

24 Apr, 2012

 

as Alex say Sticki, like the African violets, water from the bottom they really hate water on the crown..

24 Apr, 2012

 

I haven't got any AV at the moment, might see how I get on with the streptocarpus first?

24 Apr, 2012

 

i prefer these to AV.. have fun :-)

24 Apr, 2012

 

thanks :-)

25 Apr, 2012

amy
Amy
 

This is a gorgeous colour and my own favourite :o)

28 Apr, 2012

 

thanks Amy :-)

28 Apr, 2012

 

just seen them in the shop again, was very tempted by 'falling stars' bought that for my mum a while ago, its a lovely one.

28 Apr, 2012

 

Very beautiful, Surreylad. I like your window, too :)

28 Apr, 2012

 

Ahh that's a beauty Sticki, i have a similar one but it has deeper purple veins on the lip of it...
Thanks Kat :-)

28 Apr, 2012

 

might have to go back and get it?

28 Apr, 2012

 

Go for it..you know you want too :-))

28 Apr, 2012

 

what should i say

'get thee behind me' [as was said by a customer gazing at the patisserie counter last week!!!

or more likely i might say

great, will go tomorrow!!!

28 Apr, 2012

 

Lol, sounds good.... :-)

28 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

28 Apr, 2012



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