Plant Care Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose

5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Cape Primrose has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Cape Primrose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

False African violet, Cape Violet and Streptocarpella saxorum


Streptocarpus saxorum

How to care for Cape Primrose


How often to water your Cape Primrose

Water needs for Cape Primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape Primrose needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cape Primrose

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cape Primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Primrose: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cape Primrose may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cape Primrose in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cape Primrose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cape Primrose: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cape Primrose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cape Primrose has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Cape Primrose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Cape Primrose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
User3022 avatar
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 3,282 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario

Easy to care for and flowers all the time. Likes light coming from above. The leaves are soft and furry as well. All around easy and giving plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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