Interested in growing African violets from seed? I want to help you succeed at that! Please read on.
With each kind of our AV seeds, expect a lot of flower shapes and colors, and foliage shapes, sizes, and shades of green. Each one of the plants produced from our seeds will be different from every other, just as every person is different from every other. You will then be able to choose the plants you like best and clone them through leaf cuttings to produce identical copies of those plants.
Each packet contains at least 100 seeds, enough seeds to produce at least 35 plants, except for variegated seeds, at least 25 plants. The germination rate of AV seeds is affected by temperature and light, and by the germination mix upon which the seeds are sown. An instructions card is included with every order, plus this site has an Instructions page with details on sowing the seeds and growing the seedling to maturity. I recommend that you buy a bag of germination mix for each packets of seeds. However, when planting more than one packet of seeds, you can stretch out one bag of germination mix by using the mix only as a surface layer over your regular growing medium.
Below are descriptions of the plants you can expect to get from each of our four seeds selections, followed by illustrative pictures.
Standard, plants 9-14 inches at maturity, flowers shades of blue, purple, pink, white. All-green foliage.
Variegated, similar to Standard but with variegated foliage.
Fantasy, all-green foliage, with around 25-50%% of the plants having flowers with bi-color or fancy markings.
Trailer, various sizes, with trailing or bushy growth habit, all-green foliage, and various bloom colors.