Longwood clone of "Botswana Hemp" for the serious collector. Rugged upright sword leaves with pale green to olive blushed cross-marks and horny-corky rim. Handsome, though not particularly colorful. Name reflects distinction from S. guineensis,rather similar to S. aubrytiana for this has flowers with distinctively long corolla tubes held erect in a "head," that is, if you can coax it into bloom. Of more botanical than horticultural interest.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×