Category Archives: Gesneriads

Streptocarpus Saxorum

It’s been a long time since my last post but I’ve had a busy few months and have now propagated a number of plants for a variety of Gesneriad species. One of these is Streptocarpus saxorum, a member of the … Continue reading

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Eucodonia – African Violet meets Streptocarpus

Here is a fascinating little house plant that we have started to grow and is a relative of the african violet (being in the same family of Gesneriaceae). From what I can deduce from various sources, the genus Eucodonia was … Continue reading

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Sinningia Leucotricha

This african violet cousin (in the same Gesneriad family) is a really striking plant and one that we are keen to start supplying in the New Year once we have established a sufficient number of them. We are, however, already … Continue reading

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House Plants Appear on the BBC!

I watched a great programme the other night called ‘Great British Garden Revival’ ¬†on BBC 2. It had a section on house plants which is pretty rare in my experience for most gardening progs! I had a bit of greenhouse … Continue reading

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African Violet Plants in the Wild

Just thought I would share an interesting blog article that I stumbled across today. It was quite interesting to read about someone’s experience when coming across this familiar little plant in the wilds of Africa (Tanzania to be precise). I … Continue reading

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African Violet Relatives – Streptocarpus Cuttings

After the interest that we’ve had for our african violets at http://www.cloudviolets.co.uk we have started to grow a few other members of the Gesneriad family, including streptocarpus. These attractive plants, also known as cape primroses, have a fantastic array of … Continue reading

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Gesneriads

After falling in love african violets I suppose it was only a matter of time before I started looking at other members of this plant family… The Gesneriad family all have one thing in common – they’re beautiful plants! There … Continue reading

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