AFRICAN VIOLET SAINTPAULIA - info
SAINTPAULIA = AFRICAN VIOLET
Colorful, generous, simple, graceful, and economical: these are the adjectives that define this small seedling flourished, that can fit on a side table, above the television, or in the kitchen next to the window.
It is available in many different colors, from white, to purple, to pink, to blue. Some species have flowers of two colors.
The Saintpaulia marketed were produced and improved from three cultivars:
-the variety hanging Inova Taita®.
These species are appreciated for the amount of flowers for their durability.
Your African Violet is native of the mountains of Tanzania.
Thanks to centuries of evolution, and to a long process of hybridization and its flowers are present today and the colourful and always fresh in our homes .
When the largest leaves and old become bad do not dispose of it absolutely, because of her generosity, it will start again after a short in its flowering.
- A lot of light. No direct sun.
- Recommended temperature
- Greater than 15 °C
- Wait until the ground is dry. To make sure scrape and probe with your fingers a couple of centimetres below the surface of the ground.
- Season of Availability on the market - in Bloom with forced cultivation
- Throughout the year
- The name derives from the barons von Saint Paul-Illaire, because the son sent the father of the seeds that sowed in Germany.
- It was discovered in 1892 and originates from Tanzania.
- It grows well in the mountains of Usambara (Tanzania) at various altitudes.
- Avoid wetting leaves and flowers that can stain and rot
It has no relationship with the Violets, but they resemble: hence the name Violet, which commonly is called.