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Saintpaulina ionantha

African Violet

African Violet

Format

Exposure

  • Intense-moderate
  • Without direct sun

Rusticity

10, 11

Bloom time

  • All year

  • Successive flowering
  • Colorful flowers
  • Hairy leaves
  • Easy care
  • Non-toxic

Nicknamed the queen of indoor plants, the African Violet has special needs in order to provide attractive, long flowering. Lighting is crucial, favoring windows facing east or west in summer, and south in winter, always avoiding intense sunlight. Adapted to artificial lighting, it thrives under LED or fluorescent neon light, lit 14 to 16 hours a day. Be careful not to water it with cold water. It is also recommended to use a saucer for watering it, to prevent its foliage from getting wet. Hydration is essential; soaking or watering should be followed by emptying the saucer after an hour to avoid excess water.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
- cm
Spread
13 - 38 cm
Height
13 - 38 cm
Spacing
- in.
Spread
5 - 15 in.
Height
5 - 15 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Rosette

Flowering colours:

  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • White
  • Bicolor

Plant needs

Watering:

  • When the potting soil starts to get dry

Maintenance:

  • Easy

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained. Potting soil for African violets

Features

Resistance:

Attract:

Use:

  • Table
  • Flower pot
  • Hanging basket
  • Miniature garden

Attribute:

  • Continuous flowering

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