Exhibited at the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society, as S. ‘DEM-156’.
This hybrid is from Dibley’s Nurseries in Wales, and has been distributed in North America under the name ‘Grape Ice’ as part of the Ladyslippers series of Streptocarpus. Dibley’s Nurseries is a long-time hybridizer and grower of Streptocarpus, and have won
S. dunnii is the source of all of the red color in hybrid Streptocarpus. Its single leaf is particularly distinctive due to its usual grayish-green tone. Note the “abscission zone”, the portion of the leaf that has died off. The ability to jettison a
Str. goetzeanus is seldom seen and seldom flowered. It requires cool temperatures to thrive. Its unusual and beautiful two-toned flowers are carried on a plant that, in nature, is a “creeping herb on mossy rock surfaces in deep shade in upland rainforests” (see Jeff
This could be considered the “base” form of the original African Violet, originally known as Saintpaulia ionantha. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below. A photo of the whole plant featured above can be seen
This diminutive species is one of the sources of miniaturization in the African Violet hybrids. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: A plant exhibited in the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society Another
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