name: "Arabian Violet" or "Persian
Latin name: Exacum affine
to: Socotra Island
Growth habit: A mounded indoor bush usually not over
20" in height.
Temps: Keep cool to prolong flower life.
Humidity: Keep on pebble tray Pests: Watch for aphids on
plants leaves and stems.
Potted Flowering Plant:
information: Exacum is a small bushy indoor flowering
house plant with petite light
lavender flowers and a bright yellow eye.
Indoors place your Exacum plant in
bright filtered light. Keep the soil moist at all times... but
never soggy. Do not allow your plant to sit in a saucer of water.
Arabian Violets dislike having wet feet and will come down with
root rot, which will lead to the demise of your plant.
Exacum plants are usually purchased as a disposable indoor
flowering house plant so there is no need to feed your Exacum.
Generally after the plant has
finished flowering its overall health will decline and the plant
should be discarded.