Plant: African Violet (Saintpaulia) |
Received two leaves of this violet from Barb in trade. It was a long time in transit, but the leaves looked good when they arrived. I placed the stems in some water, and will let them rehydrate for 24-48 hours before potting up.
I can find only two AVs with a name that contains Meteor – Perreault Meteor and Ultra Violet Meteor. They are quite different, so if it is one of these two, it will be easy to tell when it blooms. In the meantime, I’ll try to find more information.
Perreault Météor (C. Perreault) Semidouble purple/darker fantasy, variable white edge. Variegated dark green and white, quilted. Standard
Ultra Violet Meteor (8372) 02/23/1996 (Green Circle/Blansit) Single white sticktite pansy/dark blue ruffled edge. Medium green, plain. Standard
Meteor Showers (8533) 11/09/1996 (S. Sorano) Semidouble medium blue star/pink and rose fantasy. Dark green, ovate, quilted/red back. Large
I just added a photo from the woman who sent me the leaves of Meteor in bloom. It doesn’t look like either of these descriptions.
18 June 2012 Baby separated from mother leaf and potted up
Propagated from my Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Meteor' LEAF (SW1117) Planting
SneIrish's Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Meteor' (SW1117.1) Care Instructions
African Violet normally tends to reach to a mature height of 30.0 cm [imperial: 11.7 inches] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has indoor light - try to position in a dappled sun location instead.
Remember to water moderately.
A soil ph of between 6.1 and 6.5 is ideal for African Violet as it does best in acidic soil so test your soil acidity often.
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