African Violet (Saintpaulia 'Irish Flirt') in the African Violets Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 2 inches
Plant Spread: 3 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Will bloom continually if given 12 hours of daily light.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Prefers to be under-potted

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Location: Youngsville, LADate: 2015-11-13By tabbycat
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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 9, 2018 9:40 PM

I grew my 'Irish Flirt' violets from a leaf from a trading friend. The leaf was so small but rooted easily in water & made 3 sprouts, which grew slowly but well as they stayed small. I posted pictures of this cute mini with its dime-size double white with green tinted blooms. The plants never got over 3" wide & only 2" high. I grew them on a wire shelf of african violets by an east window that got filtered morning sun about 4 hours, then they were under a SunBlaster light about 8 hours. They are easy to grow, but slow, and they really stay small if you are limited for space.

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