Saintpaulia ionantha

Grown by Toshijiro Okuto
Photo by Toshijiro Okuto

S. ionantha is the species most responsible for the hybrid African Violets available today. While it is permissible (for show purposes) to grow S. ionantha as a multiple crowned plant, as in this photo, it is more often seen as a single crown, with a tidy rosette. This alternative growth pattern may be seen in the image of the white form of the species.

 

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