Boea hygroscopica – Rock Violet

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 along 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.

Family : Gesneriaceae
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Plant Type : Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Boea hygroscopica
Common Name : Rock Violet
Height : 0.2
Flower Color : Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Indoor, Container growing
Light : Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
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