All are tall cultivars that require space for free growing, and then they seem to flower endlessly and will keep showing their innate ability as long as the temperature doesn't raise too high in Taipei. Treat our plants with what they need instead of what we need, indeed.
I do love this easy plant because it is simple to handle. The bloom season just begins and more blooms can be expected because it grows huge this year. I use shallow pot and the main medium are the mixture of lava rock, gravel, perlite and akadama soil.
They traditionally flower in the spring, that's why the genera is called "Primulina". These lavender flowers do not last long, but they are a precise biological sign of season change between winter and spring. Let the plants lead the way and reduce human control as few as possible, they will grow stronger and healthier.
This is the only one Streptocarpus that I grow by far. Precisely speaking, this is the only survival after I moved to new planting area 2 years ago. Because I grow various plants and I usually prefer easy stuff that tolerates the seasonal climate in Taipei, Taiwan. So I don't keep Streptocarpus intentionally. This plant "Kim" supposes to be a tough variety.
It's getting warmer and warmer although the northern monsoon sometimes blows to cool down our island. Early birds are reacting to shoot and flower. The best time of the year is coming, for sure. :)
Anne Crowley x sellovii