Lilac, violet and dark violet Uzambara violets amaze the imagination with the saturation and depth of color. With proper care, these unpretentious indoor plants can captivate their owner with lush and plentiful blooms most of the time in the year. What varieties of lilac and violet senpolia are popular with gardeners? What are the rules for caring for them?
Description of varieties
“LE-Lilac rain” is a variegated variety with large double flowers of delicate lilac color and fancy dark purple stains. The diameter of the flowers can vary from 4.5 to 5.5 cm. The leaves are large, of uniform emerald color with light beige wavy edges. Sockets are characterized by extraordinary compactness and accuracy. The variety is unpretentious to care.
"LE-Lilac Tenderness" is an unpretentious variety that forms large and lush lilac-white or white-pink star-shaped flowers. Fleshy succulent leaves have a slightly pointed tip. The color of the leaves is uniform, emerald or dark green.
“Lilac Charm” is a graceful Saintpaulia with large fringed flowers of a pale lilac color and a thin saturated purple edging. A characteristic feature are 3 purple markings located in the center of the flower. The leaves have a regular round shape and slightly wavy edges. The variety is very decorative, characterized by abundant and surprisingly long flowering.
“N-Lilac Smiley” is a beautifully blooming Saintpaulia with large fringed amethyst flowers with a bright white border. Rounded leaves have a deep dark green color on the outside and reddish on the inside. Peduncles massively formed in the center of a compact outlet.
"RS-Lilac Miracle" is a very spectacular senpolia variety, forming large double flowers of a pale purple color and a brightened edge. The diameter of the flowers can reach 7 centimeters. The leaves are simple, have a rounded shape and a uniform green color. The diameter of the outlet is about 25 centimeters. The variety is considered very unpretentious, easy to care for and propagating.
“Lilac excitement” is an elegant Uzambara violet with very large fringed flowers. Two-color petals combine dark violet and pale violet shades, successfully harmonizing with dark emerald foliage. The leaves on the inside are reddish in color.
A specific feature of this variety is lush, plentiful and long flowering.
“PT-Lilac distance” is an original variety with large simple or semi-double flowers. Petals of a light amethyst color with rich purple dimming on wavy edges. The plant forms a neat rosette of variegated leaves having a dark emerald core and a light beige uneven border.
"Lilac sand" - a variety of Uzambara violet, which has an original and effective color. A feature of the plant is its simple, soft pink large flowers dotted with a scattering of small dark purple splashes and framed by a piping of the same shade. The leaves have a classic oval shape and color, ranging from pale green to a uniform dark emerald hue.
“Lilac Mist” is an Uzambara violet that forms a beautiful and compact rosette of emerald succulent leaves with serrated edges. During flowering, forms multiple peduncles located in the center of the outlet. Coloring of flowers varies from pale amethyst to violet. Corrugated petals have intricate wavy edges. The variety is considered demanding care, if the rules are not followed, the plant ceases to bloom.
“Lilac watercolor” is a very effective variety, notable for its large voluminous flowers of a pale amethyst color with white spots shifted to the edge or to the center of the petals. A beautiful blurry transition from white to light purple creates a bright contrast against the background of dark green velvet leaves.
"AV-Violet elephant" is a relatively young variety that forms a large number of buds during the flowering period. Very large double flowers are collected in thick volumetric brushes. The color of the petals is a uniform and saturated indigo color with a graceful white edging on the edges.
“Lilac Charm” is an unusually beautiful variety, appreciated by gardeners for its impressive decorativeness. The flowers of this Uzambara violet can have both terry and semi-double shapes. The highlight of the variety is the amazing color of the petals - the smallest and numerous lilac-raspberry spray on a delicate pearl-pink background. It is noteworthy that closer to the edges of the petals, the spray thickens, turning into a beautiful dark lilac edging.
"KO-Lilac Paradise" is an amazingly beautiful senpolia variety, characterized by a proportional compact outlet. During flowering, a magnificent cap is formed in the center of the outlet from flowers of a gentle amethyst color. A light snow-white border is allowed on the petals. The leaves have a regular rounded shape, wavy edges and a slightly pointed tip.
How to care?
Uzambar violets are one of the few representatives of the world of decorative flora that can delight their owner with lush bloom for most of the time in the year. With proper care and attention, these responsive plants can bloom for up to 10 months, leaving themselves very little time to recover. In order for the senpolis to bloom for a long time and magnificent, they must provide the following conditions:
- sufficient lighting;
- moderate watering;
- optimal temperature conditions;
- stable humidity in the room.
Senpolia is a plant requiring abundant but diffuse lighting. A sufficient amount of light during the day provides them with a full-fledged process of photosynthesis, so that the Uzambara violets can develop and bloom normally.
To increase the duration of flowering, experienced growers use additional illumination carried out using phytolamps or fluorescent light sources.
Uzambar violets tolerate mild drought quite steadily, which is less harmful to them than heavy irrigation. In order for the plants to feel good, it is necessary to provide them with regular, but moderate watering. The Saintpaulia is watered only with soft, well-maintained water of the same temperature as the air temperature.
The difference between air and water temperatures should not exceed 5 ° C.
Senpolia is a thermophilic plant that painfully perceives lowering and drops in air temperature. Experienced growers recommend maintaining the temperature in the room where the uzambari violets grow stably at 25 ° C. Lowering the temperature to 15 ° C or raising it to 30 ° C has a detrimental effect on the state of the senpolia. Under such conditions, they stop in development, stop flowering, and in some cases completely die.
So that the senpolia can fully develop and bloom for a long time, they need a constant air humidity of 40-50%. To maintain stable humidity, you can keep a special humidifier at home by adjusting its settings. Another way to ensure the necessary humidity is to install a bowl or water tray next to the senpolia. As it evaporates, the water will saturate the air with moisture, which in hot weather will protect the plants from drying out.
It should be noted that the lack of moisture for the senpolia is less harmful than the excess. If the air humidity is too high or the land is swamped in a pot, uzambar violets are quickly attacked by rot pathogens. Their fleshy and juicy leaves are able to maintain a certain supply of moisture, which is gradually consumed if necessary. However, these plants tolerate excess moisture very painfully, starting to drop flowers and rot.
In order for the lilac-violet palette of colors to please with brightness and a variety of shades, the senpopolies need to provide quite plentiful, but soft lighting, as well as a stable temperature regime.
In winter, to extend the flowering period, plants are lightened, which allows them to continue the full development and formation of buds even with a shortened daylight.
On how to properly water violets, see the video below.