Home garden design > Plant and Flower Garden Dictionary > Garden Dictionary Letter S > Saintpaulia Ionantha plant

Saintpaulia Ionantha plant


Saintpaulia Ionantha plantThe leaves of the Saintpaulia Ionantha plant spread themselves laterally just over the soil, forming a rosette, in the centre of which spring up large violet-like flowers. It is a continuous bloomer.

A rather light, rich soil or vegetable mould suits it best. The seed, which is very minute, should be sown early in spring, in gentle heat: to prevent it being washed away, the pots may stand up to the rims in water for a while when the ground wants moisture.

The height of the Saintpaulia Ionantha is about one feet.