Saintpaulia variegata 'Variegated African Violet' (Rare)
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Introducing Saintpaulia variegata, also known as Variegated African Violet, a delightful and charming plant that brightens up any indoor space with its captivating variegated leaves. This particular variety of African Violet is highly prized for its unique foliage and easy-care nature, making it a perfect addition to any plant collection.
Saintpaulia variegata boasts heart-shaped leaves adorned with intricate variegation patterns. The foliage showcases a delightful mix of vibrant green hues and creamy white streaks, creating a striking visual contrast that adds a touch of elegance to its appearance. Each leaf is a masterpiece of nature, making this African Violet a standout plant that effortlessly captures attention and admiration.
Native to Eastern Africa, particularly in Tanzania and Kenya, Saintpaulia variegata is well-adapted to indoor settings, making it a wonderful addition to your home, office, or even a sunny windowsill. Its compact growth habit and petite size make it a versatile choice, perfect for small spaces, windowsills, shelves, or as part of a lovely plant arrangement.
Caring for Saintpaulia variegata is relatively easy, making it an ideal choice for plant enthusiasts of all experience levels. Here are some detailed care tips to ensure its well-being:
Saintpaulia variegat Light Requirements: Provide Saintpaulia variegata with bright, indirect light. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight, or use sheer curtains to diffuse sunlight. Avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight, as it can lead to leaf burn.
Saintpaulia variegat Temperature: Saintpaulia variegata thrives in a stable temperature environment. Maintain average room temperatures between 18°C and 24°C (65°F and 75°F). Avoid placing it near drafty areas or heating vents, as sudden temperature fluctuations can stress the plant.
Saintpaulia variegat Watering: Water Saintpaulia variegata carefully, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Aim to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged, as overly wet conditions can lead to root rot. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.
Saintpaulia variegat Humidity: Saintpaulia variegata appreciates higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a shallow tray of water near the plant or using a room humidifier. Avoid misting the foliage directly, as this can lead to leaf spotting.
Saintpaulia variegat Soil and Potting: Plant Saintpaulia variegata in well-draining potting soil specifically formulated for African Violets. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite provides an ideal growing medium that promotes healthy root growth.
Saintpaulia variegat Fertilising: Feed Saintpaulia variegata with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser specifically designed for African Violets. During the active growing season (spring and summer), apply the fertiliser at half the recommended strength every two to four weeks. Reduce fertilisation during the dormant season (fall and winter).
Styling-wise, Saintpaulia variegata adds a touch of sophistication and charm to any indoor setting. Its petite size and unique variegation make it a lovely addition to plant arrangements or as a standalone accent piece. Consider pairing it with other plants that complement its colors and textures to create a captivating display.
Plant Size: The Variegated African Violet is approximately W12cm x 22cm in size, making it a medium-sized plant.
The delightful variegation and easy-care nature of Saintpaulia variegata make it a popular choice among plant lovers. Whether you're an experienced enthusiast or just starting your plant journey, this African Violet is sure to bring joy and beauty to your living space.
Our plants are thoughtfully packaged and supplied in plastic nursery pots, ensuring their safety during transportation and giving you the flexibility to choose a decorative pot that complements your style. Experience the allure of Saintpaulia variegata and elevate your indoor oasis with its elegance, grace, and enduring beauty.
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