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There are some Russian Hybridizers that have raised very large varieties of African violets within the last five or so years. Please see the related link.
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What are the main parts of the African violet?

Here are the parts of an African violet plant . 1. The flower blossoms contain the reproductive parts of a plant.. 1a . The two small yellow sacs in the center of the blossom are called anthers. They contain a fine powdery pollen. The pistil is the female part of the plant. It's sticky end (MORE)

How do you take care of an African violet?

An African violet likes moist soil with no direct sun and plenty of fertilizer. When watering, blot off any access water on plant. Keep your African violet in a room between 62˚F and 72˚F. Fertilize everytime you water. Violets need at least six to eight hours of daylight a day.

What is an African violet?

An African violet is a one crowned plant that produces beautiful flowers at around 6 months. An array of colors from yellow, pink,blue-purple, red, rose and much more. There are also trailing types of African violets.

Can you separate African violets from the roots?

If you have suckers or if you put down a leaf and new small plantlets have emergerd do this; knock out root ball, separate any single crowned plants and plant them into pots. A sucker is a plant that has grown out the side of an original plant but is small, carefully slice it from the mother plant l (MORE)

How do the chimera African violets survive?

Chimeras survive by producing suckers which usually have the same genetic make up but sometimes they sport which means their offrings looks different from the original plant. These are easy and strong growers.

How does the African violet disperse its seeds?

Well, African violets in the wild disperse their seeds with the help from birds and certain insects. African violets as a rule do not self polinate because the seed pods are very hard. Hybridizers make a cut or break into the seed some how to get to the powder.

African violets can be grown from?

African violets can be grown from; seeds, by putting down a leaf along with 1/2 inch of stem, or by re-rooting the whole crown (center area where the new leaves grow from) cut off main stem at soil line, remove enough leaves (pop stem and leaf off at the main stem) so there are three rows of leaves (MORE)

Where did African violets come from?

South Africa.. Originally African came from Tanzania Africa. The proper name for them is Saintpaulia. Seeds came from Germany. Armacost & Royston Greenhouse in Los Angeles grew them in the 1940's - 1970's approximately and was the first large greenhouse to grow them.

How often do African violets bloom?

This depends on the variety, amount of light, fertilizer, and the plant it receives. Some African violet plants bloom every month and hold their blooms for long periods of time before it whithers and dies which is refered to as a sticktite blossom. Other varieties only bloom two times a year.

Are African violets poisonous to pets?

African violets are not poisonous to pets if they eat a little but not a daily diet. Warning; Cats love to eat African violets, maybe give your cat some cat grass so it will possibly leave your violets alone.

Can you grow your African violet outside?

No, African violets thrive better indoors because of possibilities of insect infestation and they are sensitive to extreme weather changes. There are some outdoors violets but these are not African violets. They produce small purple blossoms, these are wild violets.

Artificial lighting for African violets?

Artificial lighting is excellent. Use shop lights from hardware store, the inexpensive type. Purchase the fixture 48in long. Use bulbs, one cool and one warm type. Place six to eight inches above plants, this can be accomplished by attaching fixtures under a shelf. They do make the adjustable wire t (MORE)

Asexual reproduction of African violet?

African violets can reproduce asexually (or "without sex") when you take a cutting and place it in damp soil, allowing it to create a new bud. The new plant is a clone of the original plant, since it has the same genes as the original. When flowers make seeds, this is sexual reproduction that mixes (MORE)

How African violet disperse?

The two small yellow sacs in the center of the blossom are called anthers and they are very hard and do not usually open and scatter - disperse the seeds to self polinate although it is possible. The violet in the wild are different though.

How does African violet reproduce?

Propagating and Reproducing more plants Step 1 Pick an African violet plant to reproduce and wash it in warm water. Step 2 Allow the plant to dry thoroughly in a warm spot away from direct sunlight. Step 3 Select a leaf on the plant that is in good condition. Step 4 Inspect the leaf for insect acti (MORE)

What is the young of the African violet?

Young plants are called plantlets. You can cut a leaf with a 1 1/2 in stem left on and plant it in some African violet soil. In six weeks you will have tiny plantlets. I mean: T he young of the African Violet grows from the parent's ______________. please answer this question !

Are African violets endangered?

No, African violets are not endangered, many hobbyists grow them and show them. However, most of the African violets grown by hobbyists are hybrids. On another hand, some subspecies of the Saintpaulia species (the African violets as they were discovered in the nature) are endangered.

How do you get seeds out of an African violet?

To produce seeds, the African violet must be pollinated, either by itself (rarely happens), by insects (happens sometimes) or by human intervention. African violets have both male and female attributes so they can be "self-crossed" or pollinated with pollen of any other African violet. When po (MORE)

What is the skeletal structure of African violet?

African violets are grown to show as a single crowned specemin in standard, large, miniature sizes. There are also trailing multiple crowned varieties. African violets are very much, full of liquid.

Is an African violet a monocot?

No, an African violet is not a monocot. Monocot types are: Orchids, iris, and daffodil's. Please look at the related link below.

How are African violet seeds scattered?

Violets seeds are very hard and don't very often self pollinate so we need to puncture it with an exacto knife to get to the pollen to pollinate the stigma.

Why are African Violets leaves hairy?

The little hairs are for it's protection against insects that will harm the leaves and plant. African violets leaves are full of water and they are very delicate.

Why do African violets get brown spots?

From the interaction between very bright light and water left on leaves African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ] get brown spots. Specifically, the spots represent areas of permanent damage to the leaf. Water droplets may be there because of a spraying or a watering. But they must be removed ... care (MORE)

What color are African violets?

A very pale blue that looks nearly white to a deep purple is the range of color that may be found in the flowers of the African violet [ Saintpaulia spp ]. From light green to a dark green that's almost black is the range in the colors of the top sides of the leaves . From almost w (MORE)

Is there a dormant period for African violets?

There doesn't have to be a dormant period for African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ]. Specifically, they're capable of flowering year-round. Important factors are temperature, moisture, light, humidity, growing medium, feeding, and container. Particularly important are the light and the feeding in (MORE)

What is 'African violet' in Spanish?

'Violeta africana' is a Spanish equivalent of 'African violet' [ Saintpaulia spp ]. The feminine noun 'violeta' means 'violet'. Its definite article is 'la' ['the'], and its indefinite 'una' ['a, one']. The feminine adjective 'africana' means 'African'. Together, they're pronounced 'byo (MORE)

What is 'African violet' in French?

'Violette africaine' or 'Violette du Cap' may be French equivalents of 'African violet'. The feminine noun 'violette' means 'violet'. Its singular definite article is 'la' ['the'], and its singular indefinite 'une' ['a, one']. The feminine adjective 'africaine' means 'African'. The word (MORE)

What is 'African violet' in Italian?

'Violetta africana' is an Italian equivalent of 'African violet' [ Saintpaulia spp ]. The feminine noun 'violetta' means 'violet'. Its singular definite article is 'la' ['the'], and its singular indefinite 'una' ['a, one']. The feminine adjective 'africana' means 'African'. Together, th (MORE)

What is 'African violet' in Portuguese?

'Violeta africana' is a Portuguese equivalent of 'African violet' [ Saintpaulia spp ]. The feminine noun 'violeta' means 'violet'. Its singular definite article is 'a' ['the'], and its singular definite 'uma' ['a, one']. The feminine adjective 'africana' means 'African'. Together, they' (MORE)

What is 'fertilizer burn' in African violets?

Feeding the plant with too much fertilizer is the cause of 'fertilizer burn' in African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ]. The visual clues to 'fertilizer burn' are found in the young leaves in the center of the crown. The leaves bunch together. Their hairs look brown-tipped, from the fertilizer salts (MORE)

How does the african violet plant reproduce?

African Violets have seeds just like many flowers. The seeds are so small they almost look like 1/4 of an Ant. The seeds need moist and warm conditions. When planted the germination times vary by cross and by cultural conditions, but most seeds will germinate within 9 to 60 days, some may take lo (MORE)

Is African violet a flowering plant?

Yes, the violets are small, vary from light to dark violet and have a light scent. Very pretty, sweet little flowers. Another answer There are many different types of African violets out there today, the above answer is referring to the wild violets or sometimes called "sweet violets" which gr (MORE)

Are African violets acid loving?

African violets prefer soil that is slightly acidic, about pH 6.0 to 6.5. You should use fertilizers made for acid loving plants in order to keep the soil acidic. This is important because city tap water is kept slightly basic or alkaline to prevent pipes and equipment from corroding. So prolonged u (MORE)

How do you say violet in African?

Africa has many different languages. Please rephrase your questionwith a specific African language (for example, Swahili, Yoruba,Hausa, Xhosa, Berber...).

How do you divide an African violet?

Saintpauliis are clump growers so when becoming too large take theplant out of the pot, gently shake off the soil and loosen theroots, find pieces at the base with roots attached and gently pullit away from it's neighbour teasing the roots out with it. Pot upthe offshoots and you will have new plant (MORE)

Is a African violet a house plant?

It depends where you live. It will not tolerate cold or dampconditions so anywhere unlike it's native climate it will requireprotection.

Does the African violet have a benenfit to humans?

That is an intriguing kuestion. African violets are succulent houseplant and is used to beautify the indoor garden.the unikness ofthat plant add unikness too to the grower cause it is difficult tomaintain a healthy type of st.paulia plant.