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Saintpaulia tongwensis

Pronunciation: saint-PAW-lee-a
Family: Gesneriaceae
Common Name: African Violet
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 6 to 10 in
Width to: 10 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: African Violet (Saintpaulia tongwensis) produce pale violet-blue flowers, 1 inch across
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 African Violet (Saintpaulia tongwensis) seed at 66-75 f as soon as ripe. Root leaf cuttings or suckers of cultivars at 75-81 f
Native to: Tansania
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

African Violet (Saintpaulia tongwensis) is an upright, usually single crowned perennial with narrow, ovate, pointed, hairy, dark green leaves, 3 1/2 inches long.

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: the american hort society a-z encyclopedia of garden plants

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Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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