Plant ID forum: Help me identify this please

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Sheffield, England
10TBenford
Jan 11, 2018 3:44 AM CST
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I just got this housplant for free because they were going to throw it away and would like to know what it is.

Thick, pale pink stems. The stems all sprout from the base of the plant.

Thank you
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Jan 11, 2018 4:13 AM CST
It is an African violet.
Moist soil, never dry nor never soggy. Low light, no direct sun. If leaves are all bending upward, it needs more light, if they are all bending downward, too much light. If they are held horizontally the light is perfect.
They bloom in a variety of colors.
Genus I think is Saintpaulia I think, forgive my spelling on that.
They make wonderful houseplants!
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Sheffield, England
10TBenford
Jan 11, 2018 4:32 AM CST
BigBill said:It is an African violet.
Moist soil, never dry nor never soggy. Low light, no direct sun. If leaves are all bending upward, it needs more light, if they are all bending downward, too much light. If they are held horizontally the light is perfect.
They bloom in a variety of colors.
Genus I think is Saintpaulia I think, forgive my spelling on that.
They make wonderful houseplants!

Thanks a lot! That's very helpful indeed.
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greene
Jan 11, 2018 4:46 AM CST
Welcome!
Here on NGA we have a plant database.
This is the entry for Saintpaulia aka African Violet: https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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