name: African Violets
Latin name: Saintpaulia species
to: Originally from E Africa. Most are man made hybrids
Growth habit: A low growing indoor flowering plant usually not over
6" in height and 8" in width.
Flowers: Yes, frequently
Temps: Normal house temps
Humidity: Not critical Pests: Powdery mildew
information: Did you know that in their native habitat African Violets
can be found growing in cracks of rocks throughout the tropical
mountains of Tanzani.
Top water your African violet with tepid water. Avoid splashing
water on the foliage and flowers or spotting may occur. African
Violets grow quite well in sub-irrigated containers and make
excellent indoor flowering house plants. Feed your plants with a high
quality African Violet food available at your local Garden Center.
African Violets require special potting soil that is high in humus.