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Also known as Saintpaulia. Herbaceous perennials often grown as houseplants mainly for their flowers. Use this with questions about care, propagation and identification of African-violets.

African violets, genus Saintpaulia (family Gesneriaceae) contains six species of herbeceous perennials. They are native to Kenya and Tanzania, where some species are endangered. They are not related to violets, but have a superficial resemblance.

Leaves are fleshy and hairy. Flowers are typically 2-3 cm diameter with five petals, and grow in clusters of 3-10 on slender stalks. Wild colors include violet, purple, pale blue, or white.

African violets are widely cultivated in the Western world as .

Use this tag for all questions about growing, propagating() or identifying() African Violets.

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