African Violets

African Violet Geneva Edged Variety

Available for sale as potted plants or as leaf cutting African Violets, 'Saintpaulia' are relatively easy to grow and are a popular indoor plant, hundred of varieties are often found for sale at plant fairs in the UK.

Pictured right we have the 'Geneva Edged' Variety, this refers to the colour on the edge of the flower itself.

We provide a guide to propagating and growing african violets from cuttings. Links to mail order and specialist Nurseries and photographs of some of our favorite African Violets.

African Violet Varieties

African violets are classified by growth habit, leaf type and flower types, these include :

Growth Habit

Leaf types

Flower types



Propagation of A frican Violets from Leaf Cuttings

African violets are easy to propagate from leaf cuttings.

  1. Make sure the plant you wish to take cuttings from is healthy and not under stress.
  2. Remember that they do like to be well watered.
  3. Remove the african violet leaf with stem attached.
  4. Fill a small pot with a free draining yet water retentive mixture such as 50% peat and 50% vermiculate. Place the stem in the potting mix and water well.
  5. Keep foliage dry by watering with a long necked watering can that can reach under the foliage.
  6. Keep in indirect light for 1 - 2 months.

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African Violets are available for sale from the following growers.

Stanley Mossops achimene rhizomes are once again for sale. Also selling: kohlerias, african violets, streptocarpus and smithianthas