Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle

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Streptocarpus 'Pretty Turtle', also known as Cape Primrose or False African Violet, is a beautiful and elegant plant known for its striking, turtle-like patterned leaves and gorgeous trumpet-shaped flowers. Its rich purple flowers, veined in a deeper purple hue, bloom almost continuously in optimal conditions, providing a long-lasting display of colour in your home or garden. Its leaves are lanceolate and dark green resembling a turtle's shell, providing a stunning contrast to the vibrant blooms. This plant can bring a touch of the extraordinary to any indoor space or shaded outdoor area.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

Rotate the plant every once in a while to ensure even growth. To encourage blooming, deadhead spent flowers to redirect the plant's energy into producing new blossoms.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle

Botanical Name: Streptocarpus 'Pretty Turtle'

Streptocarpus 'Pretty Turtle'

Common Name: Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle, Cape Primrose, False African Violet

Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle, Cape Primrose, False African Violet

Origin: South Africa

South Africa

Meet the Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle, an enchanting houseplant that illustrates the power of persistence and transformation.

The Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle, often called Cape Primrose, is renowned for its turtle-like patterns on its leaves. This striking contrast of colour and pattern shows us that beauty often lies in the unexpected and unique elements of life.

Give your Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle bright but indirect light to encourage the best growth and coloration, reinforcing the importance of optimal conditions for growth in all aspects of life.

When it comes to watering, Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle prefers that its soil stays slightly moist, but never soggy. Remember to balance between hydration and drainage, a reflection of our need to strike balance in our daily life.

As it matures, this plant may produce 'keikis' or baby plants, a testament to the natural cycle of growth and renewal. Embrace this growth as a symbol of life's capacity for renewal and expansion.

Welcome the Streptocarpus Pretty Turtle into your home, and let its captivating patterns and life lessons fill your space with curiosity and inspiration. It's not just a plant; it's a potent reminder of the magic that exists in the natural world, encouraging us to always look for beauty in unexpected places.

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