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Streptocarpus Ionanthus

Botanical Name:

Streptocarpus ionanthus

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Plant Type

Houseplant, Rosulate to creeping caulescent herb

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Inflorescence dichasium to small cyme on a scape that rises above the leaves, flowers 3-10. Flowers light blue to purple to white, to .9 inches diameter, single to double; calyx 5-parted; corolla tube short, cylindrical, opening to 2 lips, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed; stamens 2 (-5), anthers yellow, style exserted. Buds, pedicels, and sepals are pubescent.

Fruit

Capsule broadly ovoid to narrowly cylindric, 7–30 mm long, 1.5–5 mm diameter, surface sparsely to densely pubescent, style ± persistent

Taxonomy

Family

Gesneriaceae

Genus

Streptocarpus

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