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African Violet

African Violet

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Common NamesAfrican Violet

Botanical Name: Saintpaulia ionantha

Saintpaulia ionantha Description

Saintpaulia ionantha, commonly known as the African Violet, is a beloved houseplant renowned for its compact size, attractive rosettes of dark green leaves, and charming, colorful flowers. This plant is particularly favored for its ability to bloom almost continuously under the right conditions. Its flowers range in color from blue, violet, and purple to pink and even white, making it a popular choice for adding a splash of color to indoor settings.

Care Plan for Saintpaulia ionantha

Light: African Violets prefer bright, indirect light. They can thrive under fluorescent lights, making them ideal for offices or rooms without adequate natural light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn the leaves.

Watering: Water these plants using room temperature water when the soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can lead to spots or rot. Many enthusiasts recommend watering from the bottom to avoid these issues and to encourage the roots to grow downward.

Humidity: African Violets prefer a moderately humid environment. If your home is very dry, particularly in winter, consider using a humidity tray or a small humidifier to maintain optimal conditions.

Temperature: Keep the temperature around 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night. Avoid drafts and sudden temperature changes, as these can stress the plant.

Child and Pet Safety: Saintpaulia ionantha is non-toxic to both pets and humans, making it a great addition to any home.

General Tips: Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for African Violets every 4-6 weeks during active growth. Remove spent flowers and yellowing leaves to keep the plant healthy and tidy. Repot annually or biannually in African Violet-specific soil to refresh the nutrient availability.

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