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Saintpaulia African violet Violces Gesneriaceae
 

Saint paulia, African violet, Violces

 

Saint paulia, African violet, Violces

Familyname: Gesneriaceae
Natives of eastern Africa, There are 20 species of these low-growing, evergreen perennials and several thousand varieties. Cultivars include
Chimera Monique with purple and white flowers; Chimera Myrthe with crimson and white flowers; Nada with white flowers; and Ramona with flowers a rich crimson. The flowers are 5-petalled and the succulent leaves are usually hairy.Hardiness zone from 10 To 12. Flowering colors: Blue, Crimson, Mauve, Pink, Purple, Violet, White, Yellow
Cultivation: Although African violets have a reputation for being difficult to grow, in the right conditions this is generally not so. Constant temperature, moderate humidity and bright, indirect light ensure prolonged flowering.Allowing the surface soil to dry out a little between waterings; avoid splashing the leaves. Propagate from leaf cuttings rooted in water or stuck in a layer of pebbles on top of a moist sand and peat mixture. African violets are vulnerable to cyclamen mite, mealybug and powdery mildew.

 
Saint paulia, African violet, Violces Saint paulia, African violet, Violces Saint paulia, African violet, Violces

 

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