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Ma's Jamaica Farewell

Terrific plant, must be grown to be appreciated.  Very hot-hot pink double stars with lighter centers.  Very dark, TL variegated.  Standard showplant.  Sizzling!  AVSA #9383


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Ma's Jamaica Farewell

Average Rating 4.8 out of 5

A beauty

The blossoms are gorgeous and the foliage comes in as a close second!

Mary Kane Nov 04 2022, 11:22 AM

Leaves aren't what I expected

I am a little disappointed in this plant. I purchased Feb 2022 and wanted to give ample time before leaving a review on all of the varieties I received. The plant came in very small and sparse and the leaves were dark green with no variegation. 8 months later and the plant is better but there is still no obvious variegation in the leaves. I can see the edges of the leaves ever so slightly a lighter green but nothing like the photos. I've had the plant under grow lights with the same conditions as all my other variegated varieties that are thriving. From the other reviews it sounds like this one is slower to color up so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed this one shows some color soon! VB Note: For more variegation, grow it cooler--variegation is highly dependent upon temperature.

Erica Montoya Oct 04 2022, 15:21 PM

Gorgeous foliage

I ordered this plant for it's stunning foliage. It's like nothing I've ever seen. I'm so pleased with it and thankful for Violet Barn!

Anonymous Sep 11 2022, 16:27 PM

Jamaica Farewell continues to impress!

I reviewed this violet in October 2021, before it bloomed, but I was already in love with the foliage. It's been blooming, and growing, for nearly a year, and it makes me smile every day! The blossoms are definitely hot pink, and the variegation is a softer pink. It is constantly in bloom, and now well over 12 inches across. Forms a lovely rosette without any fuss from me, and I'm planning to enter with 2 other Ma's varieties in the Collections class at our February show. Thank you for a wonderful African Violet!

Sandi Soto Sep 03 2022, 04:16 AM


This violet is a prolific bloomer with beautiful foliage!

Anonymous Aug 10 2022, 11:20 AM

Highly recommend!

The variegation in the leaves is beautiful, and the blooms are lovely, as well. The blossoms are not "very hot-hot pink" for me, but rather a strong shade of purplish-pink. They are frilly! The first blooms came about three months after I received the plant. The plant arrived in perfect condition.

Kimberley PROTZMAN Jun 14 2022, 08:51 AM

My favorite variegated violet.

This plant grows very symmetrical and the blossoms are beautiful. The bloom sticks with the frilly blossoms grow more of an upward direction on my plant which I like because you can see it better. Such an enjoyable plant.

LuJuana Olsen Jun 11 2022, 23:49 PM


I got this plant 7 months ago and it is growing strong and beautiful! Love the variegated leaves, each leaf is a piece of art to stare at, and then the beautiful cheery blooms are added to the already wonderful foliage. Love it.

Alexandria Pothier Jun 03 2022, 00:14 AM


This is one of my favorite violets. It needs repotting now. I lost many violets while I was sick last year. This one survived, and I am so glad. I would be heart broken to lose it.

Tammy Pyle May 28 2022, 21:50 PM

2019 first violet

This plant loves to bloom. One of my favorites.

Dawn M. Wozney Jan 08 2022, 22:34 PM


I can't begin to describe the color of the flowers. My plant has green leaves but from what others say the variation will come. I can't imagine pink leaves and these very deep colored flowers.

Nancy Osborn Oct 29 2021, 18:26 PM

I'm in love with the leaves!

Jamaica Farewell came with green leaves just a short few months ago. Settled in well under LED lights, but chose her to move to my sunny window. She's obviously in the right spot, because the variegation on the newer leaves is beautiful. The first buds will open in the next week, and I can hardly wait. Really, just another boringly healthy AV from The Violet Barn, but they never disappoint! And this one is a beauty.

Sandi Soto Oct 18 2021, 15:48 PM


Bought this violet and made mistake of replanting it after receiving. It languished for months and never grew. Thought of throwing it out but watered pot and put in sealed plastic bag for a month. Was amazed to see it thriving and growing. Can't wait for it to flower!!

Marilyn Fleming Oct 18 2021, 12:22 PM

Blooms are just starting

Received this several weeks ago. My plant is now loaded with buds and should be in bloom any day now. Looking forward to seeing the beautiful color.

Susan Mendelsohn Oct 11 2021, 00:07 AM


Absolutely stunning plant! I’ve had it for a couple of months and it’s bloomed and re-bloomed plenty of times. Definitely worth it!

Jessie Luévano Sep 19 2021, 00:59 AM

Ma’s Jamaica Farewell

Packaged and shipped with such care. i can not wait to see this one grow and bloom. Thanks so much VB

Rhonda Cheramie Sep 15 2021, 19:48 PM

One of My Favorites

So beautiful! The leaves grow symmetrically with very little effort and set off those gorgeous blooms to perfection!

Laurie Goss Sep 03 2021, 10:45 AM

Lovely, healthy plant

I got this plant a few weeks ago. It has been growing well and the variegation is starting to come in really nicely. Not sure if the blooms could be better than the foliage! I can’t wait to see them!

Nancy Baumgardner Aug 19 2021, 19:14 PM

All Time Favorite

This violet is absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous Aug 12 2021, 11:34 AM

This is a gem of a violet!

Lovely in every way!

Cynthia Major Aug 07 2021, 14:21 PM

Ma’s Jamaica Farewell

This was my first purchase and I’m very happy! Both plants arrived quickly and in great condition! I will definitely order again soon! I can’t wait to grow my av collection.

Laura Burke Jul 18 2021, 11:13 AM

Favorite African Violet

The variegation on this violet is one of the prettiest I have ever seen in person. I can't wait for it to bloom!

Lynna Landroche Jul 10 2021, 15:22 PM


This is a beautiful violet!

Anonymous Jun 27 2021, 05:24 AM

Beautiful violet!

This violet is a stunner! What a beautiful contrast between the variegated leaves and the bright pink flowers! Can't go wrong with this one.

Kristy Heide May 15 2021, 20:30 PM


This plant is beautiful. Gorgeous blooms & foliage.

Anonymous May 10 2021, 09:08 AM

Lost this one

Don't know if it was growing conditions but could not get this one to bloom. I am sure she is beautiful. I am now growing with lights and imagine she would do better. I did lose this one.

Debbie Bradford Nov 28 2020, 13:55 PM

Excited for the future

This was one of the first plants I ordered. It came in perfect condition. I have never had a variegated violet before so it coming with solid leaves left me perplexed. After reading other reviews it seems normal. After having it about 2 weeks now it is producing new leaves and I can already see some color to them. I am so excited!

Ginger Parker Oct 02 2020, 13:25 PM

Sweet Little Gem.

My first plant from VB. Beautiful pink color in leaves to match the flowers. So cute. Doing so well. Margaret

Margaret Sanicola Sep 09 2020, 20:35 PM

Beautiful Plants

I received this plant several days ago. I can't wait to watch it grow to see the blooms and variegated leaves. Beautiful plant and looks happy where I have placed it. Thank you.

Dolores Mosher Jun 15 2020, 15:10 PM

One of my favorites!!!

I received this plant last year, one of my first orders, what a beautiful variegated foliage, and always blooming. Never disappointed me, love it.

Jose Encarnacion Apr 26 2020, 10:03 AM

African violet vs streptocarpus

ReviewI’m back to African violets, tried switching to streptocarpus, but violets are so much more rewarding *

Estela Cardenas Apr 08 2020, 11:12 AM

Beautiful plant

Excellent blooms. Beautiful plant! I can’t wait to receive my next shipment from this great company.

Kiarra Quinn Apr 05 2020, 17:19 PM

Just as described

I have had jamaica farewell for a few months. It came with all green leaves, no multi colored leaves. I waited. The second set of leaves started showing color. The leaves are beautiful and now it is flowering. The flowers are amazing. If you are looking for pink flowers and amazing leaves you need to try this one.

Debbie Bradford Feb 26 2020, 13:57 PM

Lovely Plant

I purchased Ma's Jamaica Farewell recently, and I do want to comment that it's a lovely plant. Very little variegation when it arrived, but that was true of all my variegated AVs. I put her in a self-watering planter under grow lights and she seems very happy. I expect that as she adjusts to my environment, the colors will show up. Also looking forward to the flowers!

Gail Nettles Oct 06 2019, 18:58 PM

Jamaica Farewell SJ

This violet is the topic of discussion by everyone who see's her!!!!!!

Shawntai Jones Aug 27 2019, 13:36 PM

Ma's Jamaica Farewell

Beautiful plant blooms that blooms well and often. Also has nice varigation that matches the bloom color.

Patrick Morgan Apr 29 2019, 14:01 PM

Jamaica Farewell

I’ve had this plant for many years. It’s a favorite of mine. It’s beautiful pink leaves make it almost as pretty out of bloom as when in bloom. A very stunning violet. Janice Gill

Janice GILL Apr 29 2019, 09:56 AM


I received this as a birthday gift from a friend, and I absolutely love! The leaves give the plant so much character.

Genevieve Ramsey Apr 28 2019, 20:56 PM

A keeper!

I am downsizing my standards collection to make room on my shelves for more minis and trailers, but this beauty will be staying in my collection. The foliage grows wonderfully and the blooms are gorgeous!

Shelli McCauley Apr 27 2019, 06:36 AM

Superior Plant

Love this plant! Great bloomer! Beautiful color!

MaryLea Stephens Aug 10 2018, 11:40 AM

One of the best!

This is one of my favorites! It's a constant bloomer and has beautiful foliage. The flowers are the biggest I have ever had on an African violet!

Anonymous May 16 2018, 01:23 AM

Just received

Excellent packaging and plant is very healthy!

Ronald Grove Apr 14 2018, 13:41 PM

Jamaica Farewell

Beautiful blooms and foliage but not as hardy as some of the other varieties. I would, however, recommend the plant. It's worth the extra attention.

Stuart Swayze Apr 14 2018, 11:33 AM

Foliage is wonderful!

I love the foliage on this plant. It has bloomed once for me and it’s very pretty. Awaiting the next blooms with hopes of more blossoms.

Sandra Willis Apr 12 2018, 17:16 PM

A must have !

This is one of my many favorites, it blooms constantly, the flowers are big, and the foliage is beautiful! Perfect for any AV collection.

M. Moore Apr 05 2018, 12:33 PM

My Absolute Favorite!

Ma's Jamaica Farewell has everything going for it!! I have had mine for 2 to 3 years and it is about 18" across now. One thing I like about it is that the leaves stand out and lay flat, even by watering time. They do not droop, although I suppose they would if I waited too long to water it. The leaves are beautiful and so are the flowers, which are a bright, vivid pink. It blooms almost continuously! I started a Ma's Jamaica Farewell from a leaf when I re-potted this gorgeous plant. It is now blooming, too. Thank you, Ma, for developing this wonderful African Violet! I buy all of my African Violets from The Violet Barn because they are packaged so carefully and I have received many beautiful AV's from them.

Janice Penny Oct 28 2017, 10:08 AM

Good bloomer

I bought this plant two years ago and it is one of my favorites! It is still always blooming and has big, beautiful flowers! I always order from Violet Barn. They consistently have healthy and we'll packaged plants!

Anonymous May 24 2017, 17:17 PM

One of my favorites

Symmetrical growth , flowers are held upright on strong stems. It thrives under my lights. Easy to grow.

Larry E Miller Aug 17 2016, 08:46 AM

The leaves alone are wonderful!

This healthy beauty arrived with with the most vibrant green and pink leaves...almost in the perfect shape of a rosette. The leaves alone are just so wonderful...I can't wait until she blooms for the full effect of the color of her flowers against these leaves. I am one happy customer...thank you VB.

Mary Parsons May 15 2016, 16:09 PM


this has been in my collection for some time. It is just beautiful! Blooms are big, sizzling, foliage is very pretty and unusual. Mine is in bloom now and stops you in your tracks! Buy this you will not be sorry!

Priscilla Varney May 04 2016, 21:47 PM

Ma's Jamacan Farewell

Received plant on March 2, 2016, plant was small and had about 6 leaves, didn't look very healthy for a nearly 3 month old plant, looks as though it was never fertilized. Trying to get healthy, like it should be.

M. N. Osche Mar 07 2016, 08:27 AM

Simply Stunning

This is a beautiful plant and a wonderful bloomer. I love the symmetrical growth and rich fuchsia blooms. You cannot go wrong with this one.

Marie Miller Oct 01 2015, 13:33 PM


I get so many complements on this violet the leaves are so pretty and it grew so fast none stop blooming.

Deanna Mesmer Sep 17 2015, 17:39 PM


This is a beautiful plant that is easy to grow and always in bloom. The blooms are gorgeous!

Anonymous Aug 15 2015, 08:09 AM

Pretty Av

Not much pink on the leaves as the photo but very pretty plant and beautiful blooms. Hope as she grows more pink will appear.

Irene Fukuji Jul 31 2015, 12:27 PM

Very nice plant

The variegation is beautiful and the plant is doing wonderful me. It arrived with flowers and after I disbudded and potted it up, it is getting more pink color in the leaves and starting to bud again. Thank you

Monica Litman Jun 19 2015, 14:25 PM

Mas Jamaica farewell

This was also a Mothers day plant, and it arrived in bloom. She went on and on how pretty it was. It came with several buds and flowers that were the prettiest pink, My mom went on and on about how well it was packed and how good a shape all the plant were in. She was also very appreciative of the directions to unpack them and detailed instructions on their care. She was very pleased with all the violets I sent her.

Julee Buckman May 14 2015, 16:03 PM


Just received this and it was already flowering with many buds coming! Flowers are very pretty and foliage is my favorite so far!

Constance Michael May 10 2015, 09:32 AM

F Carter

I purchased this violet along with several others in February of this year. It arrived in perfect condition. By the first of April, it was in full bloom. And WOW- what beautiful blooms!! I absolutely LOVE this violet! Foliage is stunning and plant is perfectly shaped. I am sooo glad I ordered this one!!!!!

Floyd Carter Apr 11 2015, 20:18 PM

Maintains Excellent Shape

I ordered this violet in October 2013 and absolutely love everything about it! The plant maintains excellent shape and is full of blossoms when it comes into bloom. This violet is very easy to grow.

Linda Sumski Sep 13 2014, 22:22 PM

Foliage is beautiful!

A nice little established plant arrived - the younger foliage has a little pinkish fringe to it. I broke one leaf unpacking, but that'll be filled in in no time. Very excited to see it grow - I'm thinking as it gets older the foliage will start to turn.

Paul Gerthoffer Aug 09 2014, 12:05 PM

love this violet plant

the hot pink flowers are gorgeous. Very happy I got it.

Anonymous Jul 12 2014, 23:55 PM

Beautiful variegation

I bought my Jamaica Farewell in August 2012. Now that it has matured it has long elegant stems with pink and green variegated leaves. The flowers are lovely. The plant is absolutely stunning!!!

DEANNA TREADAWAY May 28 2014, 12:49 PM

mas jamica farewell

beautiful plant. gorgeous flower. but it died over the cold winter and i want to replace it.

robin angers Apr 30 2014, 13:57 PM

Easy to grow

I bought this plant a year ago. It has beautiful blooms and is a very lovely plant. My plant does not have the degree of variegation on the leaves as the picture shows but it is still a lovely plant. For the past 3 months it has been in constant bloom. Easy to grow.

Beverly Wombold Apr 02 2014, 10:32 AM

I'm a happy newbie!

This plant was one of three in my first Violet Barn order and 6 months later it's looking beautiful. It's still alive and flourishing even with a newbie owner. The plant is beautiful with and without flowers. And the leaves are really pink! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this African Violet!

Kimberly Hope Mar 06 2014, 15:00 PM

A year after purchase

I commented a year ago about this plant not having any variegation, but I can honestly say, a year later it has ALOT of pink in the leaves and the newest ones are nearly a solid pink! The flowers are vibrant pink as well. She still grows very flat and will most likely be one I bring to the Desert Sun Display in February. She's about a foot across now...Thanks for a beautiful plant!

Becky Lombard Dec 20 2013, 01:51 AM

Mas Jamaica Farewell What a Beauty!

This lovely has the most beautiful variegation, light pink against the dark is amazing. It arrived in bud so I can't wait to see the hot pink bloom against this unusual leaf color. It is definitely one of my favorites. I recently received 5 plants(first order) from this site and all plants came in very healthy condition with no damage. Unique plants you will definitely not find at local garden centers. The delivery was also very quick, ordered on the weekend, had them on Thursday. Very satisfied customer, will be ordering again and again.

Judy R Oct 05 2013, 14:26 PM

Stunning! One of my favorites

This shockingly beautiful plant is a must have! The foliage is an amazing dark glossy green with a generous helping of creamy white and rich pink variegation. The leaves seem a bit prone to becoming excessively spooned if a lapse in culture occurs, such as a missed watering or late repotting. However its form is excellent and the dark green makes a perfect backdrop for the electrifying hot fushia pink blooms which are borne in abundance. Do include this one on your wish list!

Mitch Nickel Oct 05 2013, 05:46 AM


The leaves on this plant are almost as beautiful as the prolific double pink flowers. One of my favorites!

Anonymous Aug 03 2013, 13:12 PM

Very Happy

I just received my order and I am very Happy .All the plants I ordered arrived quickly and in perfect condition. My Jamaica Farewell has several large healthy leaves with a lovely purplish underside to the leaf. I cant wait to see it bloom. I don't think it will be all that long since 3 of the 6 plants I received were already n bloom. I will be ordering again ...and again .Very Happy with my order.

Valere Smth Jul 25 2013, 22:07 PM

My favorite!

Out of the 200+ varieties I have, this is my favorite! The variegated foliage shapes up perfectly and is beautiful on its own. And mine never seems to be without blooms.

Anthony Peruzzi Jun 24 2013, 01:06 AM


was given this as a gift. Now I want more!

Vicky Kimbell Apr 08 2013, 21:53 PM

Disappointed at first

I was disappointed at first because I thought I received the wrong plant. Mine had dark green leaves and a purple flower. I wrote the company and they assured me that I had the right plant. After 3 weeks of living in a sunny window, I now have pink showing up on th eedges of the new leaves and a pink flower has just opened today. I think this plant is going to be one of my favorites.

Crystal Carter Mar 18 2013, 13:10 PM

Ma's Jamaican Farewell

Prolific bloomer, beautiful variegation. I've used this violet's pictures in my own capillary matting ads on Ebay. See my violet pics on Facebook for many pictures of The Violet Barn's violets.

Dudley Louvier Mar 08 2013, 01:55 AM

Love this AV

The foliage as well as the blooms are spectacular on this AV!

Elizabeth Wesson Feb 03 2013, 10:28 AM

Beautiful Foliage

Although my plant has not yet flowered nor is the variegation there yet, but the foliage grows very flat and straight and is RED, RED, RED on the underside. She's gonna be a beauty!

Becky Lombard Dec 23 2012, 10:12 AM

Ma's Jamaica Farewell

I received this 6 months ago. Very healthy on arrival. The pink color on the leaves disappeared quickly, however the blooms were gorgeous. It has been at rest but has new bloom starts. Three times the size from arrival and have transplanted it to a larger pot. Hoping as it matures the pink color in the leaves will return.

Holly L Haase Aug 29 2012, 13:56 PM

Mas Jamaica Farewell

I have several "pink" AVs, and in my opinion, this is one of the best. A nice clear pink color, and the foliage, with its edge and back, sets the blooms off to perfection.

Alla B Jun 27 2012, 21:24 PM

Mas Jamaica Farewell - Gorgeous!

This is one of my favorite African Violets, purchased from the Violet Barn! It is Mas Jamaica Farewell. It has very large, hot, vibrant, pink flowers that are very showy!

Jan Penny Apr 07 2012, 00:14 AM

Ma's Jamaica Farewell

This by far my favorite plant. It's perfict in every way, from beautifully symmetrical veriegated foliage to the hot pink flowers. Always a show winner for me.

Karen Dirzuweit Jan 06 2012, 11:10 AM

Mas Jamaican Farewell

This was a plant in my very first order. It has such pretty pink tinged variegated foliage that compliments the flourecent pink flowers...a real gem !

Julie Lahti Apr 10 2011, 01:37 AM

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