Saintpaulia

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saintpaulia

(səntˈpɔːlɪə)
n
(Plants) another name for African violet
[C20: New Latin, named after Baron W. von Saint Paul, German soldier (died 1910), who discovered it]
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Noun1.saintpaulia - east African herb with nodding flowersSaintpaulia - east African herb with nodding flowers; widely cultivated
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Gesneriaceae, gesneria family, Gesneriaceae - large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
African violet, Saintpaulia ionantha - tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers
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During winter, Saintpaulias need more light but never direct sunlight.
Saintpaulias, or African violets, aren't hardy so it should be kept as a houseplant.
Others are rarely out of flower including the saintpaulias, some varieties of euphorbia, chrysanthemums, even certain cacti.