African Violet Reviews
Description:Attractive small plants with all year round blooming.
Newest Review: ... in the shops is the purple variety. I have three sitting on my windowsill, African Violets do reasonably well in artificial ... more
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Resembles an "African Violet", but completely hardy. Da ...
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Customer African Violet Reviews (2)
by - written on 19/02/09 (Very useful, 169 readings)
Lets step back in time, maybe twenty years ago when African violets were the `in` plant and nearly every household had one sitting on their windowsill. An aunt of mine considered herself a specialist in the field! I used to be invited to share a pot of her strong tea and partake of an intellectual conversation about the life of an African Violet! In all fairness she grew beauties, she had the right colour fingers when it came down to it. Her windowsills were awash with pots of all shapes and sizes which were bursting with multi coloured blooms. Not only multi coloured but she loved to experiment, grafting leaves from different plants and growing them as one, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/10/08 (Very useful, 135 readings)
Botanical information about African Violets: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Botanical name: Saintpaulia ionantha Common name: African violet Origin: south Africa. The first African violets were discovered in 1890 by Baron Walter von Saint Paul, a German explorer who found them growing in the crevices of rocks in East Africa, in what is now known as Tanzania. He sent some of the plants back home to his father, who gave them their botanical name, Saintpaulia ionantha (which in Latin means "with violet flowers") - ( information from the web) African Violet is an ideal houseplant. It likes the same ... Read the complete review