A picture of a African violet

African violet

Saintpaulia ionantha 'Little Delight'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

20cm

5cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

African violet Overview

This species will produce clusters of tubular, single or double, violet-blue flowers which grow on the stems above the leaves. The leaves are mid-green, with a reddish green underside, and are scalloped, fleshy and hairy.

Common problems with African violet

How to propagate African violet

Cuttings

By seeds or from leaf cuttings rooted in water.

Seed

Other uses of African violet

Grown for their showy flowers.