Ornamental Herb: Could you help me ID my plant please.

Saintpaulia ionantha
Family: Gesneriaceae
African violet 

How about an african violet?   variety of Saintpaulia spp…..
leaves:   features of this plant remind me of all the african violets
I have grown from leaf cuttings…. and the flower branching pattern… too… and the fine hair and succulent stems of flowers and leaves…. not to mention the flowers themselves …(of course some begonias may look like this)
but my vote so far is for African violet….
popular houseplant in the north american homes, and in england…
wish we would get them here  now that many things are being imported… this is a delightful plant to have under a table lamp or the north windowsill.

To me it looks similar to Usambaraveilchen (Germanname)/Saintpaulia/, commonly known as African violet.


African violets are popular houseplants in the west: For your visual delight, all those colors of a houseplant from South Africa..
very popular in USA and Canada, may even in UK
Binomial : Saintpaulia ionantha
Flowers in normal size are about an inch across total.. leaves upto 2 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and root easily to give rise to a new true descendant..
hybridizers have to wait for the seeds to develop..
I never learnt to fertilize them ( no pollinators inside the home, ) ha ha..:)

Begonia for ID : Nasik : 061012 : AK-1: A small, cultivated, potted plant with white flowers.
Picture taken at Racca Nursery, Nasik on 16/7/2008.

Id please.

this is not begonia this African violet

this plant propagated bye leaf cutting just cut single leaf with 2” stem and insert into soil after 2 weeks you will get 4-5 rooted plants.


Identification TB16062010 : Attachments (2)

African violet  is quite different. German name: Usambaraveilchen (Saintpaulia ionantha-Hybride)

see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usambaraveilchen (sorry it is in german)
I have bothe the plants, sending two fotos for comparison, the first one is African violet (Usambaraveilchen)
the second a Gloxinie.



Ornamental plant for identification 200313MK02 : 5 images. 7 posts by 4 authors.
Please help me in identifying this ornamental plant kept in pot.
The leaves were up to 10cm long (without petiole); flowers were around 4cm across
Place: Ooty town, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 01 Mar 2013

Alt.: 2200 m asl

African Violet

Saintpaulia sp. of Gesneriaceae. Coomonly known as African Violet.

yes sir

This is african Violet many sub varieties are there

I agree with …

SK1636 10 Dec 2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 700 kb each.
Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date 22 March 2018
Habit : Cultivated
Saintpaulia ionantha or rupicola ??

Pl. check images at

To me also appear close to images at Saintpaulia ionantha H.Wendl.


Saintpaulia ionantha Christian Weiss : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1) – 6 mb.

Location: Jawalakhel Flower Show, Lalitpur
Date: 20 October 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.

Habitat: Cultivated

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