Streptocarpus, violets and collectible houseplants
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Streptocarpus & other houseplants
Plants for collector & hobbyist!
We specialize in unusual varieties with superior blooming and growth habit. You won't find these sold by mass producers!
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Streptocarpus: every kind imaginable
Sometimes commonly known as 'cape primrose' they aren't primrose at all, but gesneriads (African violet cousins). They will bloom heavily year-round and can be quite spectacular. Very easy to grow and bloom, they are great for windows or in artificial light. Many visitors to our shop will mistake them for orchids, they are so pretty!
Unlike violets, each leaf of a streptocarpus will produce 8-10 or more bloom stalks, sequentially, so that plants tend to stay in heavy bloom for long periods of time. Culture and care of streptocarpus is the same as for African violets. If you are going to grow just one other blooming houseplant besides violets, we would highly recommend trying steps. They are very easy to grow and almost constantly rewarding.
Grow 10-12" or more in diameter.
Miniature violets. Grow 6" or less in diameter.
Trailing violets. Spreading plants. As baskets or as ground covers
At any given time we have more than
30,000 plants in our barns and glasshouse!
Grown under both artificial and natural light. All
are suitable for the home.
African violet relatives: Gesneriads
Aeschynanthus. The "lipstick" plant for the
bright "lipstick" like blooms. Cascading or spreading habit.
Alsobia. Exotic, fringed blooms. Velvety, deep green, leaves spreads by stolons (runners).
Columnea. The 'goldfish' plant. Cascading plants with large, bright, tubular blooms.
Kohleria. Very heavy bloomers, and maybe the easiest to grow of all gesneriads.
Nematanthus. Candy-corn blooms. Thick, waxy leaves make these tolerant of neglect.
Primulina (formerly Chirita). New from China and SE Asia. Tubular blooms and flat, rosette foliage.
Sinningia. 'Florist gloxinia'. Spectacular tuberous plants with very showy blooms. Some are miniature.
Plus many, many more gesneriads! Including codonanthe and petrocosmea. We grow hundreds of odd, exotic, plants. Many are for sale in our online store.
We grow a huge collection of miniature and terrarium plants!
Every plant you need for a terrarium, miniature landscape, or fairy garden. Our plants are true miniatures, not just cuttings of a large plant that will quickly outgrow your container. Safe for use in vivariums. Not harmful to frogs and reptiles. We only use organic, nontoxic, products when growing these plants.
We also have other plants for the indoor garden
We specialize in small and compact species and varieties for the indoor garden.
Hoya. 'Wax vines'. Beautiful and indestructible. Many are fragrant too!
Also, a complete line of growing supplies. Soil, pots, fertilizer, and tools.
Need blooming plants for a wedding, party, or special event? Contact us. We may be able to send you the plants to make your event special.
We also sell wholesale. View our store or call us for details.