Scientific Name: Saintpaulia ionantha Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:African violet Texture:Medium
Family Name:GesneriaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Africa Hardiness Zone:Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Tomentose, Orbicular, Crenate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Violet, Pink, Blue, Green, Can flower any month
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Deep shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Key ID Features:Leaves fuzzy, fleshy, basal and range in colour from mid-green to purple (especially the lower surfaces); florets up to 3 cm wide, bilaterally symmetrical, on several separate cymes, most cvs. blue, purple, or pink.