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Anyone know what this is?

02 May

OK … I rescued this poor plant from an old lady who seemed intent on neglecting it to death … it was one long bare stem, with one miniature leaf at the top, and a couple of even smaller ones at the base. I cut off the stem, and started watering and feeding, and I got this:

It's like a violet, but I've never seen one like this … the leaves are small and not a bit like African violets (St. Pauli?), being more spear-shaped with obvious veins, and fuzzy.
But the weirdest part is the blossoms, which have that long tubular part, and grow at the ends of those long, slender stems, far away from the leaves:

I have no idea what this is; it's quite pretty, even though it has a tendency to get a bit leggy.
Any ideas?

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7 Comments

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

7 responses to “Anyone know what this is?

  1. MrLeffe

    May 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This is a common flower here for pots a beautiful one Streptocarpus caulescens. I looked it up in my books and also Wikipedia http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kornettblomssl%C3%A4ktetIt will bloom all the way to october or more This is the english link in Wikipedia about this flower the pictures are different from the Swedish Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StreptocarpusWe call them Kornettblomma

     
  2. Stardancer

    May 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    It's pretty.:smile:

     
  3. serola

    May 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Or then it is Chirita http://www.gesneriads.ca/genchiri.htmSome genus of Chirita seem to have smaller leaves than Streptocarpus :sherlock:

     
  4. cocojerry

    May 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Lovely, DW 🙂

     
  5. Zaphira

    May 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

    It's pretty, and I particularly like that the leaves are furry! :up:

     
  6. studio41

    May 8, 2012 at 2:05 am

    nice job nursing it back! it is delicate and lovely. I don't care for violets, but I find that I like this one very much.

     
  7. RedFreya

    May 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Plant doctor de Wandersmann.:up:

     

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