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  Saintpaulia ionantha H. Wendl.
  Family Name : Gesneriaceae

  Common Names : African Violet

  Chinese Name : 非洲堇, 非洲紫罗兰

 
African Violet
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Africa
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a herbaceous plant with a low, compact growth form.
      Foliage: Its succulent leaves are round to oval, dark-green, covered with whitish hairs.
      Flowers: Its flowers are violet-like, coming in various shades of purple, red and white etc. depending on the cultivar.
      Cultivation :
      African violets need porous soils with good drainage, under partial shade or bright filtered sunlight.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Tissue Culture, [Remarks] (Leaf cutting)
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, Purple, Red, White
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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