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SK First Love

(SK Pervaya Lyubov)  Terrific little microminiature with deep fuchsia-red semidouble bells.  Very tiny, glossy, dark green and red-backed foliage.  Miniature. (Kuznetsov)


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SK First Love

Average Rating 4.9 out of 5

Small, but strong

I received this African violet last summer. I was absolutely amazed how tiny it was. When it arrived, it was in perfect condition and packaged very well. It arrived very quickly after I ordered it. Unfortunately, it had a little accident and fell off my desk a few months later and about half of the leaves got broken off. After a couple of months of intensive care, the plant is doing very well even though it hasn’t bloomed yet. The fact that it survived the fall shows how strong and healthy the violet was and I am looking forward to seeing it bloom.

Elizabeth Barton Apr 30 2023, 18:46 PM

Wanting to love it

This arrived in perfect condition and I was so excited. Unfortunately, I have been in an endless cycle of trying to nurse a small crown to produce roots only to have it start to put all its energy in producing suckers before it gets bigger than a dime (the plant, I don't mean a single leaf) before it starts to collapse again. I love all my other micro minis I've gotten from VB, this one just doesn't want to grow. Oh well, ya win some you lose some

Allison Lamb Apr 02 2022, 19:37 PM

Perfect name

I forgot to rate this. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

Sandra Reeves Jan 25 2022, 19:52 PM

So Little

I just got this little cutie , I love it, its so tiny its the smallest Violet I have. Cant wait for Blooms. VB is the best to order from.

michael alford Jan 20 2022, 07:14 AM

Beautiful, teeny tiny plant!

Barring Teeny Bopper, this is the tiniest violet I've grown! I've had two different plants from the Violet Barn now (the first one was a casualty of my learning to care for violets, not the plant's fault!), and both have had single bell-shaped flowers, not the semi-double ones pictured here. Regardless, the flowers are absolutely adorable, and I love them!

Kathryn Lawson Aug 13 2021, 10:48 AM

So tiny!

The leaves on this beauty are perfect little spades with amazing symmetry and my plant already has a tiny wee flower stalk. Marking down a star as there does seem to be a little damage on several leaf edges. I unpacked my order just a few days ago so I'm hoping it's not a recent development but an older one and that they'll simply be replaced by healthier foliage. This is my second or third attempt in managing this particular gem over the years and I'm hoping I've learned from my mistakes.

Logan Sawtelle Jun 14 2021, 23:42 PM

SK First Love

Tiny little thing but absolutely perfect rosette. Can’t wait till it blooms. Shipping and packing perfect, not one bruised leaf or spilled soil. Thank you Violet Barn for a great reunion with these wonderful plants.

Sandra Reeves Jun 01 2021, 17:25 PM

So adorable!

This one is so tiny and adorable! Buds have been slow to open but the plant has been very healthy and robust.

Emily Phenix Oct 16 2020, 21:44 PM


Arrived in perfect condition with blooms on it! So tiny and so amazing! I love it!

Lolita Lockhart Sep 20 2020, 14:16 PM


This is one of the first micros I’ve bought and I love it! Everyone I show it to can’t believe it’s real.

Colin Skidmore Feb 13 2020, 00:20 AM


Received this with several buds and they have since opened. This is such a precious plant! I’m so happy to have it a part of my collection!

Kimberlee Keefe Dec 30 2019, 21:44 PM


Tiny and cute little plant. Came well packaged and healthy.

Morgan Bozonelos Jun 01 2019, 14:58 PM

precious plant

This little av grows very well, it almost has a trailing appearance. A must if you love very small african violets.

Raina Snell Mar 22 2019, 18:09 PM

The smallest of all my microminis.

Cute little plant. Has flowered for me, which is an achievement - for it.

K. Hoare Feb 08 2019, 21:27 PM

Love it!

This was my first microminiature, it’s very tiny, I loved it! I find it harder to take care of micros compared to miniatures, but they definitely reward you.

Nataliia Sereda Dec 12 2018, 17:06 PM

Terrarium plants and Micromini AV's.

Great plants and carefully shipped. Pay the extra for priority mail.

David Labovitz Nov 30 2018, 16:13 PM


This tiny plant arrived with the most beautiful and symmetrical rosette! This was my first micro-mini and I fell in love with it. It's amazing how small it is and it isn't fussy at all. Great violet!

Janson Peralta Nov 12 2018, 12:37 PM

Fell in Love...

...with “First Love”. This tiny violet is such a delight I placed another order with Violet Barn! The sweet little plant wanted more friends:). It arrived in bud, and will bloom tomorrow, I think. The foliage is also beautiful with gracefully pointed leaves.

Melinda Traino Nov 11 2018, 20:02 PM

Foliage is gorgeous!

My tiny SK First Love has the most gorgeous leaves, they look almost metallic on top, and the red backing is perfect. It’s got a lovely rosette shape already, and appears like it might be starting a could of leaf buds! I say “appears” because I will need to buy a magnifier to properly groom this plant - it’s that tiny. But the root system is huge - I’d been worried about needing to find a pot smaller than 2”, but once I saw the roots I knew it would be fine. I’m so excited!

Emily Sappenfield Nov 02 2018, 00:33 AM

10 miniatura african

I recenty ordered 10 miniature african Violet. I love they foliage and color . Freebie.

Etna Aug 21 2018, 12:50 PM


This little violet is absolutly stunning! She bloomed her tiny heart out! I love her and im purchasing another! Violet barn does an amazing job packing. They came in perfect health!

Carolyn Darger Aug 13 2018, 11:20 AM


hoy recivi mi pedido .todas diferentes y en buenas condiciones me encantan !!!!

etna Aug 09 2018, 17:31 PM


Beautiful plant! So pleased and will be ordering another soon!

Michael Baker Apr 30 2018, 12:58 PM

Cute little thing

I bought this cute little plant almost 2 years ago. The plant was healthy, although it had not bloomed yet for me :( Suddenly, a few months ago, the plant started to wilt and died. I don't know what happened. But, I want to try again to grow this plant. Hope everything is ok.

Anonymous Mar 31 2018, 13:04 PM

Delicate and perfect!

This very tiny plant arrived with very symmetrical growth. It very quickly bloomed, with beautiful tiny flowers. The flowers were much darker than pictured, almost dark maroon, and then grew lighter as they got older. However, I like the color of the flowers much better than the color in the picture.

Anonymous Feb 15 2018, 23:41 PM

Very happy with my first order!

'First Love' is an adorable tiny plant! It has a bloom on arrival. My order arrived very safely packaged with each plant carefully protected. Not a leaf broken!

Gayle Sneed Dec 01 2017, 01:28 AM


This has to be the most symmetrical violet I have ever seen. The plant shipped well and already has multiple darling little blooms that match the photo above perfectly. The only concern I have at this point is getting more !! Thank you !!

Patricia Carbaugh Nov 18 2017, 04:25 AM

Perfect tiny violet

Received this tiny masterpiece in bloom with absolutely no damage. Every leave created a perfect rosette. It is now my favorite!!

Anonymous Oct 01 2017, 10:27 AM

Tiny and Beautiful

It hard to believe this much beauty can come in such a tiny plant. It arrived in bloom and less than two months later, it is not only ready to bloom again, but desperately needs repotting because the crown is too tall. However, the diameter including the larger leaves that will be removed in the repotting is only 1 1/2 inches. I know it is a Russian bred violet, but I have to wonder help from fairies was involved in this gorgeous little plant.

Susan Lozon Jun 02 2017, 09:09 AM


I received my first Violet Barn order this week and I won't go anywhere else for my terrarium plant needs. Everything was so well packed and this little plant is a beauty. She has two perfect blooms straight out of the packing, perfect leaves and sweet look. My little sister nearly ordered it and now I'm going to order another one for myself for when she steals this away. I highly recommend.

Ruth Silva Mar 25 2017, 20:11 PM

Such a tiny beauty!

My plants arrived, as usual, in perfect condition. I couldn't believe how tiny SK First Love (Russian) was! So healthy and pretty. I care for it the same as the other violets and it's thriving.

Anonymous Dec 13 2016, 12:37 PM

First Love

How apropos to call this mini violet "First Love'. I received my little miniature & she is blooming like crazy right out of the box. Super healthy & lovely shade of pink. Love her!

gail genth Oct 22 2016, 23:03 PM

Incredible plant

I could not believe this tiny plant when I opened the package. There were so many blooms that only half the foliage showed. Only one has opened so far and it is so cute, though a little darker than I expected. Perhaps the rest of the blooms will be lighter, more like the picture. On the upside, the foliage is much prettier that the picture, a very clean, rich green. The packaging was great, not a single tiny bud damaged.

Marjorie J Gibson Sep 30 2016, 19:25 PM

Cutest little plant ever!!

My mom bought me some plants for my bday and this was my fav for sure. That's why I'm back buying another one. This is an awesome place to buy these beautiful flowers. They are professional honest and trustworthy. Which is EXTREMELY hard to find these days. Keep it up!!!!

Haley Sep 03 2016, 22:39 PM

So incredibly tiny and beautiful!

I just received my SK First Love today. What a wonderful surprise! It was perfectly packaged, so it arrived in perfect condition. The blooms were even intact. I'm excited about this plant; I'm thinking it might become my favorite!

Katherine Gibson Aug 25 2016, 19:59 PM

SK First Love ( so true)

I absolutely love this little beauty. It is so tiny. I am honestly thinking about getting another one.

Tori Collins Apr 21 2016, 20:10 PM

So tiny!

This violet is the teeniest, tiniest little plant I have ever seen! So cute. Great for the gardiner who has limited space. An excellent addition to any collection.

Jessica Prescott Mar 23 2016, 20:57 PM


Was so grateful to find this here and when it arrived it was in perfect condition AND blooming! Just adorable and cute!

Judith B Green Nov 11 2015, 14:11 PM

Delightful micromini

This isn't my tiniest violet, but it has the tiniest flowers, and they are utterly charming. The vivid color ensures that the flowers get noticed despite their size. I especially love bells, and this one has become one of my favorite violets.

Karen Reeder Oct 30 2015, 11:01 AM


This violet arrived in perfect condition and, to my delight, with blooms and many buds. It will be a great addition to my indoor fairy garden.

Anonymous Oct 29 2015, 12:44 PM

amazing lil girl!

Arrived with a few buds. Now covered in blooms. Too cute to believe!! Easy to care for. Highly recommend

Jennifer Endonino Oct 21 2015, 15:36 PM

Minature Perfection

I just received my order today. It arrived in full adorable bloom. Totally smitten with this itty bitty beauty. Love it! And, love Violet Barn.

Jennifer Endonino Sep 03 2015, 18:48 PM

Ridiculously Adorable

That's my non-plant daughter's assessment of this teeny tiny plant's blooms. So amazing. Arrived perfectly to Hawaii...which might be even more amazing...not a single leaf damaged or soil spilling or...you get the point. Love!

Anonymous Aug 24 2015, 07:34 AM

Tiny Beauty

So impressed by this tiny beauty that I've ordered 2 more. I will continue to order again from the Violet Barn because of the quality of the plants, the prompt service and the excellent packaging.

Irene Fukuji Jul 18 2015, 12:56 PM

Adorable mini

I can't wait for it to bloom for me. Package arrived in great condition like always. I love the service here, I think I'm up to 15+ minis and some semis from here. I'm sure I'll purchase more in the future too!!

Lizette Valadez Jun 30 2015, 04:04 AM

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