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African Violet Light Blue
115mm Pot

With beautiul violet blue flowers above deep green fuzzy foliage, African Violet Light Blue (Saintpaulia ionantha) will brighten any well lit position indoors, and grow well on a sheltered verandah away from draughts and cold air.

One of the world’s most popular houseplants, African Violets have been a popular choice for indoor gardeners for many years, for very good reasons.
These stunning pot plants add life and colour without needing a great deal of attention, and are very easy to grow and care for if certain conditions are followed. Enjoying similar tempratures that we find comfortable in our homes, African Violets co-exist very easily and are available in a wide range of beautiful colours and types, making them an extremely interesting plant to collect.

Light, watering and potting mix are the most important things for the health and wellbeing of African Violets.

LIGHT: They require a brightly lit position out of direct sunlight. Near a northerly or easterly facing window is a good place for them as any direct sunlight they receive will be early and not too intense, and as the day progresses there should be enough brightness to keep them happy. Regulrly turning your pot around so the same side is not always facing towards the window is a good way of maintaining even growth all around your plant too, and this will help stop it reaching one way towards the light. Artificial lighting works well with frican Violets too; fluorescent or LED lighting wil help supplement natural lighting if the perfect spot is not available.

WATERING: Ensure the foliage of your plant is kept dry. African Violet leaves will rot or develop fungal spots if the plants are watered from overhead; we recommend carefully watering the soil only, or sit the pot in a few cm of water for half an hour or so to allow water to wick up through the potting mix. Do not allow these plants to become waterlogged as they will very quickly rot. Regularly check the soil and only water when it is absolutely neccessary.

POTTING MIX: African Violets require a lightweight, well draining potting mix and a number of enthusiasts recommend preparing a customer blended mix for their plants. Specialist African Violet Potting mix is available fro most larger retailers and this is an extremely good blend for these plants.

FERTILISING: During the warmer months, African Violets will benefit from being regularly fertilised. Ause a general purpose flowering plant fertiliser at half strength, or for best results, select a fertiliser specifically for African Violets. Follow the directions accordingly.

Supplied as a potted plant

**Please Note: Stock will be in store/ available for shipping from Tuesday 19th March.

  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Grows 15-30 cm wide
  • Grows to 10-30 cm high
  • All Year
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • Semi-arid
  • Mild Tropical
  • Tropical
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order unless sold out.

$15.90

28 in stock

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At Garden Express, we want to ensure that you have a positive purchasing experience. On the off chance your plants get stuck in the mail or haven’t arrived in the best condition, we ask that you reach out to us promptly with any concerns or issues. You can contact us via email at [email protected] or by phone at 1300 606 242, Monday to Friday EST, contacting us through social media platforms may be less reliable, so we encourage you to use our email.

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It is also important to mention that discounted ‘end-of-season’ stock is sold on an ‘as is’ basis and is exempt from this guarantee. While this stock is generally sound, we recommend planting these items as soon as possible.

 

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Delivery is normally via Australia Post with larger orders delivered via StarTrack Express* courier. We service virtually all areas of Australia with only those areas not serviced by these organisations being excluded (e.g. remote islands and Territories such as Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Cocos Islands, Groote Eylandt). We do not deliver outside Australia but happily deliver orders placed from overseas for Australian delivery. Our regular delivery charge for basic items is $12.50 Australia-wide, regardless of the number of items ordered. Due to their higher freight costs, bulky or heavy products such as roses, large pots and a small number of hard goods have higher delivery charges. The summary of all current delivery options is:

  • Basic Postage $12.50: Applies to orders NOT containing Roses, 120mm and larger pots/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, Composting Buckets, nor any items with individually specified delivery charges, all delivered at one time, will incur the normal $12.50 freight charge. These items are referred to as “Basic Items“.
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  • Orders containing products with explicitly stated delivery charges will incur charges as detailed in the individual product description.
  • Order Split Fee: Some items may be delayed due to climatic or growing habits prevent them from being harvested at the time of being offered for purchase.  You will be offered a choice to wait until all items on your order are available or to receive what is currently available for an additional freight charge of $5.00.
  • We continue to maintain the simplest form of postage costs for the large variety of products we range, however in occasional circumstances of oversized orders and/or delivery location, the cost of freight can significantly impact delivery of an order therefore we reserve the right to refuse the order or contact the customer to discuss freight options and pricing.

Orders containing products from two different seasons (eg Rose or spring bulb pre-orders) that require separate deliveries will incur two delivery charges at the relevant rates (unless a free freight offer applies). A $5.00 Quarantine Inspection Surcharge applies in addition to the Delivery Charge for orders delivered to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to the increased complexity of quarantine requirements.

As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons.   *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas, StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ‘Free Delivery’ vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description.
Individual items may be back-ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

 

Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.

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Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter