I would like to identify this African violet variety. It has a tubular flower, and is striped white and purple.


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This is not an African violet/Saintpaulia,though it is a relative - its Deinostigma tamiana, sometimes called Vietnamese violet. It remains quite small, flowers frequently, and its care regime is the same as that for African violet. Further information here http://everbloominghouseplants.com/primulina-tamiana-vietnamese-violet

  • I am grateful for your answer, I found it in a shop in the section with all the other African Violets. Oct 18, 2017 at 14:22
  • Lucky you - if I saw one, I'd buy it too...pretty little thing, and makes a change from the more ubiquitous african violets
    – Bamboo
    Oct 18, 2017 at 14:24

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