Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus) – The Complete Guide

Cape primrose (Streptocarpus)

The Cape primrose (Streptocarpus), also known as African violet because of its origin, is a genus of plants in the gesneriad family (Gesneriaceae) comprising about 135 different species. Many hybrid varieties are used as houseplants but are not entirely uncomplicated in terms of care. Origin and Distribution Most of the species of the Cape primrose …

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Spur Flower (Plectranthus) – The Complete Guide

Spur flower (Plectranthus)

The spur flower (Plectranthus) is not related to the real frankincense tree (Boswellia) but exudes a very similar, wonderfully ethereal-spicy fragrance. It is a real sensory delight on sunny seats on the balcony, terrace, or even in the living room! Origin The spur flower belongs to the large genus of herbaceous perennial plants with the …

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Flamingo flowers (Anthurium) – The Complete Guide

Flamingo flowers (Anthurium)

Flamingo flowers are also known as anthuriums, laceleafs, or tailflowers. With their large, shiny leaves and colorful inflorescences, they are very attractive houseplants. No wonder they keep coming back into fashion again and again. Their cultivation can succeed well with a little attention. Origin The anthurium, or flamingo flower because of its striking inflorescence in …

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