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Saintpaulia 'Mickey Mouse'

Pronunciation: saint-PAW-lee-a
Family: Gesneriaceae
Common Name: Mickey Mouse African Violet
Cultivar: Mickey Mouse
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 3 to 6 in
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
  • 60 to 50ºF ZONE 12
Sun Exposure:
  • full shade
  • part sun
Bloom Season:
  • repeat bloomer
Bloom Description: Mickey Mouse African Violet (Saintpaulia) bear double, dark blue flowers
Soil Type: Under glass, grow in well -drained soilless potting mix in bright filtered light and moderate to high humidity.
Plant Perks:
  • Suitable for Houseplant
Pests and Diseases: Prone to aphids,mealybugs,thrips, cyclamen and spider mites, gray mould, crown rot, and powdery mildew.
Propagation: Sow Mickey Mouse African Violet (Saintpaulia) seed at 66-75ºF as soon as ripe. Root leaf cuttings or suckers of cultivars at 75-81ºF
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

Mickey Mouse African Violet (Saintpaulia) is a low growing, evergreen perennial with pointed, dark green leaves with red undersides.

Provide at least 12 hours of light per day for long-term flowering. Avoid direct summer sun, but position in the brightest light in the winter, they are excellent for growing under lights. Repot at least once a year, keeping to virtually the same containe size; do not overpot. The diameter of the pot should be one-third the diameter of the plant.  

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA

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Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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