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The African violets are also known as Saintpaulia. It is a small easy to grow houseplant that produces clusters of small violet flowers over fuzzy leaves. The plant is considered to be a native of tropical eastern Africa. It hails from the family Gesneriaceae.
The African Violets is famously known as the Saintpaulia plant. It hails from the Gesneriaceae family, the plant family which consists of distinct flowering shrubs.
The Africans violets are considered to be a native of hilly areas of tropical eastern Africa.
The plant produces attractive violet flowers. Therefore, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.
African violets is basically a low maintenance plant which grows well the basic care is provided.
Make sure the plant is grown in a frost-free region.
The plant grows best if an optimum temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit is maintained.
The African violets can grow up to a maximum height of 12 inches and spreads in an area of 3 to 16 inches.
For proper growth, the African violets should be exposed to filtered sunlight having medium intensity.
The plant is considered to grow well when it is placed 3 feet away from south or west facing windows.
The African violets prefer lukewarm or tepid water that was allowed to stand for 48 hours.
The plant should be watered at the base; the foliages should never be left in contact with water.
Whenever the soil feels less moist to touch, the plant should be supplied with water.
Reduced flowering and paler leaf colour indicate the need of fertiliser for the African violets.
The plant should be supplied with fertiliser that has a higher content of Phosphorous.
The plant should be carefully pruned occasionally to maintain its proper shape.
The proper period for pruning the African violets is during the onset of spring or late fall. The pruning of the plant enables vigorous growth.
The Cyclamen mites are considered to be the most harmful pests of the African violets. This problem is hard to handle. The only solution is to dispose the plant and isolate the other plants surrounding it.