African violet


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African violet

n.
Any of various East African herbs of the genus Saintpaulia, having a basal leaf rosette and a showy cluster of violet, blue, pink, or white flowers, often grown as an indoor ornamental.

African violet

n
(Plants) any of several tropical African plants of the genus Saintpaulia, esp S. ionantha, cultivated as house plants, with violet, white, or pink flowers and hairy leaves: family Gesneriaceae

Af′rican vi′olet


n.
a tropical African plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneria family, with hairy leaves and purple, pink, or white flowers.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.African violet - tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowersAfrican violet - tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Saintpaulia, Saintpaulia - east African herb with nodding flowers; widely cultivated
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When the German adventurer sent seeds home, the African violet quickly became popular at the Royal Botanic Garden in Hamburg.
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A friend's mother, explaining her own devotion, once remarked, "The African violet is the housepet of houseplants.
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And if you follow the holiday's gift tradition of flowers, like an African Violet, you'll be giving her an affordable and long-lasting gift that continues a tradition for this holiday that goes back to its founding.
Kalanchoe, which is also known as Flaming Katy on account of its fiery flowers, has similar requirements to the African violet, although it does not require the high level of humidity which the violet does.
Rita Ghosn, an avid gardener, was honored recently with the naming of a one of a kind African violet developed by Optimara, an international commercial African violet grower that operates a facility in Nashville.
and you can use the flowers to make country wine DIY it Jungle rhythm To propagate an African violet, remove a healthy, mature leaf from the mother plant by cutting it close to the base or gently pulling it downwards until it breaks off.
Stock up African Violet Push the cuttings in vertically, 30cm apart, firming the soil back around them with your heel along each side of the row and closing the trench.
Plants such as Begonia, Gloxinia and African Violet can be transferred from initial smaller pots that they were planted in, to large pots as they grow.
NO SHY VIOLETS HERE: Now that the tulip promenade is over, violets are strutting their stuff at the Montrose African Violet Society's annual flower show and sale today and Sunday at Descanso Gardens.
Both kinds are related to the African violet ( so, if you can grow those well, you have every chance with gloxinias.

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