African violets are easy-to-grow, rewarding houseplants. They bloom well with lower light than most other blooming plants, although they will perform better with medium to bright, indirect light. All bear clusters of purple, pink, white, rose, or lavender flowers over fuzzy leaves. Flowers may be single, double, ruffled, or edged in an accent color. African violets thrive in warm conditions (65 degrees F or warmer), although newer varieties tolerate cooler conditions. Keep the soil evenly moist, and water from the bottom to prevent leaf browning from water spots.
- Plant Type:
- Indoor Plant
- Plant Height:
- 2 to 8 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 3 to16 inches wide
- Special Features:
- Attractive Foliage,Easy to Grow
'Benediction') bears large ruffled lilac blossoms over scalloped green foliage.
'Milang Skies') has light purple ruffled flowers. Leaves have a narrow band of creamy white variegation around the edges.
'Ruffled Romance') lives up to its name with highly textured, flouncy pink flowers and variegated tricolor foliage with pink overtones.
'Taboo') has single, deep red-violet flowers and scalloped medium green leaves.
'Tomahawk') has cherry red blooms and deep green leaves.
'Vermont') blooms in rich, deep purple. Its medium green leaves have reddish petioles and undersides.