Streptocarpus gardenii

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  • Photographer: Dirk Bellstedt
  • Grown by: Nature at Giant's Castle Nature Reserve, Kwazulu/Natal Province, South Africa

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S. gardenii is growing alongside a plant of Begonia sutherlandii. Both are rooted in a shallow covering of soil at the base of a rock.  It also grows epiphytically or on rocks, often along stream banks and in other damp areas.  A closeup of the flowers of a cultivated plant shows the interesting green throat. This clone of S. gardenii has black markings on the lobes. A photo of a plant growing in nature can be seen here.