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Purple African Violet Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 12 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Purple African Violet Houseplant
Plant Features

The Purple African Violet, a member of the Saintpaulia genus, is a beloved houseplant known for its lush, vibrant purple blooms. This variety features a rosette of dark green, soft, velvety leaves which elegantly contrast with the rich purple flowers. The plant is compact and low-growing, making it an excellent choice for small spaces like windowsills or desktops. Purple African Violets are popular for their ability to bloom several times a year with proper care.

When troubleshooting, water drops on leaves can cause spots, as they magnify sunlight. Water the plant from the bottom or ensure water does not touch the leaves. Inadequate light is a common issue that can cause the plant to fail to bloom. Place your African Violet in a spot with bright, indirect light to encourage blooming. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering or poor drainage. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry and ensure good drainage. Aphids and mealybugs can occasionally be a problem. Treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if pests are detected.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 4-6 inches
Mature Spread 6-10 inches
Habit Rosette-forming
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes