Friday, December 20, 2013

Heat tolerance in Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus 'Jealous Heart' - very heat tolerant
Story # 124, Part III,

            We know that Streptocarpus wilt in temperatures above 85 degrees F.

            Is this a problem?

A.     Yes.  They are difficult to produce in the summer in the North and most anytime in the South’s heat.

B.    No.  They do best in bright and cool so just produce them September to June.

     No plant performs to its ultimate all year around so be happy with what you get.  Each has its season.

     It’s technically possible to produce Poinsettias year around.  But why would we want to?

     Heat tolerance is not what’s holding back Streptocarpus but it certainly would improve the plant’s year around survivability.  

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