When African violets first hit the USA market within the mid-Nineteen Thirties, there weren’t many flower colours or foliage to select from, however that has modified. My grandma Eldred at all times had African violets on her east kitchen windowsill and he or she solely had just a few colours and no superb foliage. 

African violets on windowsill

My grandma’s violets on her East windowsill

It’s a brand new world

With a lot hybridizing, that has modified. I like the flowers, however there may be additionally some loopy bizarre foliage on a few of these violets. I not too long ago attended an African violet present and couldn’t resist a few of the violets with the distinctive foliage. 

violet foliage

The pink variegated foliage on this normal sized (exceeds 8″ in diameter) is beautiful!

‘Lady Foliage’

The foliage under on this ‘Maid in Japan’ African violet is called ‘lady foliage’, probably a moniker that happened from the 40s and 50s. It’s often ruffled and at all times has a lightweight spot of shade on the base of the leaf. That’s apparent on this plant. Isn’t it lovely? That is thought of a semi-miniature African violet and so gained’t develop bigger than 8″ round. 

‘Maid in Japan’

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