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S nitida

Single blue-purple.  Leaves nearly round, dark green and shiny.  Standard size.  AVSA #S7


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S nitida

Average Rating 4.3 out of 5

very pretty

So far this violet is the one that has grown the fastest and the prettiest of the 5 species violets that I ordered. It is still a very small plant, the leaves are small, round and shiny and I can see it becoming very beautiful. It has not bloomed yet so I cannot comment on the flowers, but I am really looking forward to it.

Albena Lazarova - Jardin Nov 09 2018, 18:45 PM

Another review

I wrote a review on this in August, but I want to write another. I took a small,clear, thin glass bowl and used it as a dome over this plant. It started growing over night. Before that, it just wouldn't grow. I know that some violets prefer more of a "climate" than my central TX house can give them. I'd thought about planting it in the bowl as I'd done with violets in the past,but instead I decided just to dome it. Within a week, I had to change to a larger dome because it had grown so much. The dome isn't closed but sits on plastic grating. So if those in drier, warmer climates are having problems, you might give this a try. Still no blooms because it needs to grow more, but I'm hoping.

Mary Kathryn WILSON Sep 10 2015, 19:14 PM

Lovely little plant

I have had success with Saintpaulia Ionantha and the S.Diplotricha Punter #7,but I will have to add this to my list of species that didn't like my growing conditions in Texas.It has made it through most of the summer, but it hasn't grown. I am hoping it will make it to the fall,and then maybe it will start to thrive. Our humidity tends to be low, and the velvety leaves do better. This has shinier, slicker leaves.

Mary Kathryn WILSON Aug 19 2015, 16:35 PM


My mom had one of these plants for over 25 years! Very easy to take care of!

Kate Ward May 05 2014, 16:16 PM


My mom had one of these plants for over 25 years! Very easy to take care of.

Anonymous May 05 2014, 16:15 PM

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