African violet
Saintpaulia ionantha
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

Photo

Names

Family Gesneriaceae
Other scientific names Saintpaulia kewensis

Characteristics

Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • blue
  • pink
  • purple
  • coral
  • white
Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • blue
  • purple
  • violet
  • white