African Violet

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Characteristics

Plant Height: 3-6 in.

Spread: 3-16 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: Low

Summer Foliage Color: Dark Green

Minimum Sunlight: Indirect

Maximum Sunlight: Indirect

Ornamental Features

African Violet has attractive small purple flowers among a bed of dark green foliage. A great houseplant that is easy to care for and makes for a wonderful gift!

Landscape Attributes

African Violets features rounded purple blooms. Its rounded leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The compact nature of the plant makes it easy to grow in small containers and pottery for indoors around kitchens and windowsills. The African Violet typically grows with 3-6 inches in height, with a 3-16 inch spread. Good for low-light areas as the plant thrives in indirect sunlight.

Edible Qualities

African Violets can be planted in small containers for tabletops or windowsills, growing only 3-6 inches tall with a 3-16 inch spread. Light pruning can be done to maintain the compact nature of the plant. It grows at a slow blooming rate annually, and under ideal conditions can rebloom for years. It grows its best in moist soil with indirect sunlight or low artificial light. It is not particular as to soil type of pH; the main consideration is that the soil should be light, porous, and drain quickly.