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chickenstu

Streptocarpus cultivation

Just a little post to show folks how to cultivate them.

I normally do them by cutting off a leaf and dunking them in a glass of water to get one plant at a time.

But there is the way of doing them to get many more plants.

It involves cutting out the mid rib, pushing it into moist soil, and keep them very moist. Little plants emerge from the areas around the veins.

I took some photos of two leaves I did today, and thought I would share them with you guys.





MrsWW

Wow - I never thought it would have been done like that  

Looking forward to seeing the progress and thanks for sharing with us.
kaz

Thanks for that
When you say 'dunking it in a glass of water' do you mean that you just leave it there until it roots?
chickenstu

yes- about a month
Grandma Bodger

thanks for showing so clearly I think I'll go for the latter maybe I'll get more success than Ive had with African violets
lizzie44

My cutting (in water) has roots!!!!!! Only a few about a cm long. What happens next Chickenstu????? Love Lizzie
chickenstu

sorry missed that- so much going on here- its easy to miss.

wait till you have plenty of roots- then plant in a pot!!!

The leaves are coming on ok- they ahve rooted-some of the sections have rooted- but a few look great-and i can just see some plantlets coming- I will wait until they are a bit bigger and get some more photos
lizzie44

Chickenstu - can i also divide up an overgrown pot of strepto. The older leaves are yellowing but the inside leaves are very small and green. Will it work??? Love Lizzie
chickenstu

yes -if its a really big plant.

better to cut off the old damged and yellow leaves- reduce your water , stop your feeding and let her settle down for the winter- then come spring time start to feed again
lizzie44

I bit the bullet and pulled my srepto to pieces! I got 3 lovely well rooted plantlets so fingers crossed they will all settle and have flowers next spring. Love lizzie
kaz

I bought my first streptocarpus today - a pretty pink one.
I have a tendency to overwater houseplants so I like cyclamen that wilt to tell me to water them and perk up beautifully when I do  - how much water will my new plant like please?
lizzie44

Just to say all 3 now budding up nicely. It worked!! Love Lizzie
lizzie44

Kaz - I tend to let mine get quite dry then water very well and tip excess out of the saucer after an hour or so. Love Lizzie

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