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African violet

Saintpaulia ionantha

African violet care is incredibly easy. 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. African violet 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.

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Under 6 inches to 12 inches

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3 to16 inches wide

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more varieties for African violet

Benediction African violet
Benediction African violet
(Saintpaulia ionanatha 'Benediction') bears large ruffled lilac blossoms over scalloped green foliage.
Milang Skies African violet
Milang Skies African violet
(Saintpaulia ionantha 'Milang Skies') has light purple ruffled flowers. Leaves have a narrow band of creamy white variegation around the edges.
Ruffled Romance African violet
Ruffled Romance African violet
(Saintpaulia ionantha 'Ruffled Romance') lives up to its name with highly textured, flouncy pink flowers and variegated tricolor foliage with pink overtones.
Taboo African violet
Taboo African violet
(Saintpaulia ionantha 'Taboo') has single, deep red-violet flowers and scalloped medium green leaves.
Tomahawk African violet
Tomahawk African violet
(Saintpaulia ionantha 'Tomahawk') has cherry red blooms and deep green leaves.
Vermont African violet
Vermont African violet
(Saintpaulia ionantha 'Vermont') blooms in rich, deep purple. Its medium green leaves have reddish petioles and undersides.
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