Cape primrose is a low-light indoor plant with beautiful orchid-like flowers and an African violet appearance. Hundreds of varieties and cultivars have various leaf and flower shapes, colors, sizes, etc.
Cape primrose is also known as Streptocarpus or simply Streps. The cultivated species is a hybrid of wild plants from central, eastern, and southern Africa. The genus Streptocarpus is vast and even includes African Violets, which are also a variety of Streptocarpus and a close relative of Cape primrose.
The plant is known for its velvety 6-inch (15 cm) leaves and huge 1-3 in (2.5-7.5 cm) showy flowers. Moreover, it blooms all year round if this perennial herbaceous plant has benign conditions and you deadhead the spent flowers.