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Saintpaulia 'Ness' Crinkle Blue'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Common Name: Chimera African Violet
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Cool Climate Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Semi-miniature african violet to 7cm tall
Foliage Leaves to 4cm long by 3.5cm wide, dark green above, dull red below; edges of leaves crenate. 
Flowers Flowers to 2.5cm across, double petaled, violet-blue with a thin white border along the edge of the petals. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Acidic (low pH) Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Terrarium

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Planting Remarks Needs a cooler growing environment to do well (<28'c). Will grow and bloom well if placed in an area receiving morning sun in air-conditioned areas; for non air-conditioned areas, plants should be placed in areas with good ventilation, and very bright, indirect light. 
Fertilizing Feed regularly using balanced liquid formulas that are specifically made for African violets. 
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Leaf Cutting, Sucker, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Hairy / Hirsute

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White, Blue
Flower Texture(s) Thin
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31907
Species ID 6309
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Species record last updated on: 04 June 2021.