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This is Australia's answer to the African Violet to which it is closely related. It has the amazing characteristic that the leaves can dry down to a crunchy texture yet recover fully when watered again. Its textured leaves are an attractive feature alonng with the simple purple flowers that make it a beautiful indoor potted plant. The only maintenance required is the removal of any dead or dying flowers and foliage. Grow it as you would an African Violet.
Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.15 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres
Maximum width: 0.15 metres
Minimum width: 0.1 metres
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Clay: not suitable.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.