Natives of eastern Africa, There are 20 species of these
low-growing, evergreen perennials and several thousand varieties.
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.