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African Violet Overview
Saintpaulia is a genus of low-growing, evergreen perennial species from the Gesneriaceae family. They are virtually stemless plants with somewhat succulent leaves, commonly known by the name African Violet. Recent reclassification has placed them within the genus Streptocarpus.
Common problems with African Violet
How to harvest African Violet
Generally not harvested
How to propagate African Violet
Root leaf cuttings in summer when temperatures are in the high twenties, use healthy leaves with 5cm stem, place stem 1.3cm into the soil and cover pot with plastic to create a cloche.
Sow seed as soon as ripe in early spring.
Special features of African Violet
Place in filtered light of bright to medium intensity, turning pots often to maintain the shape and prevent flowers from leaning to the light.
Pot the plant into the right soil. Special mixes are available or use equal parts of peat moss, vermiculite and perlite. Water with tepid water at the base of the plant. Avoid wetting the leaves.