Scientific name: Saintpaulia species
Description: Small plants with velvety leaves in spreading rosettes often with red undersides or stems. Single or double blossoms occur in many hues of blue, pink, and white.
Light: Indirect sunlight or partial shade
Temperature: Average to warm, minimum night temperature of 65-75 F
Methods of propagation: Leaf cuttings
Comment: African violets do very well under fluorescent lights.