Saintpaulia ionantha (African Violet)

With houseplants fashionable again, the African Violet is all set to enjoy a renaissance. More


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With houseplants fashionable again, the African Violet is all set to enjoy a renaissance. Known for needing minimal TLC, they’re compact and low-growing and will flower several times throughout the year.

Choose from purple, pink or dark pink.
Genus Saintpaulia
Group/Species ionantha
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name African Violet
Border Position Indoor
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 12cm (5in)
Spacing 25cm (10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting From spring to autumn, position plants in a brightly lit situation out of direct sunlight, such as on an east or west-facing windowsill. In the winter due to low light levels, a south-facing windowsill is suitable. The minimum temperature required is 18-24°C (65-75°F) by day and 16°C (60°F) by night. Avoid cold draughts and sudden changes in temperature.
Care Tips It is essential to provide humidity around the plant by standing the pot on a saucer filled with gravel. Keep the water level just below the surface of the gravel or aggregate.
Flowering January - December
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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