Violets, are a species of perennial or vivacious longevity plant; It belongs to the family of the gesniareceae. He receives other common or vulgar names, such as African violet, saintpaulia, usambara-violet; its scientific name is saintpaulia sp. Violets are originating in? Eastern Africa, more exactly of the Usumbara and Burundi, mountains point from which derive more than 20 species. Its introduction to Europe was given for the year of 1893, thanks to the action of the baron Walter Von Saint Paul. Currently the distribution of violets gives in all the temperate regions of North America, Asia and Europe; also they can be in areas much cooler as they do for Canada and Iceland violets are distributed in more than 500 different species, to which the great amount of hybrids, which approximates to 2000 varieties must add. Among this large group can find violets with single, semi-double or double flowers; varieties in size thumbnail which can barely reach 5 centimeters and other samples that can reach 50 centimetres. Flowers violets may occur in colors purple or violet, white, yellow, pink, red, Crimson, blue, mauve, lilac; they may be presented in a single color or bi-color, presenting a change of nuances.
The image of violets flowers, is composed of 5 petals, with a rounded figure, accompanied by anthers and yellow stamens. Violets foliage is persistent, accompanied by rounded, fleshy, leathery, leaves also have a petiole, round and flexible. Violets bloom can give throughout the year, always and when is of a suitable temperature; so violets bloom cease with the arrival periods of high heat, accompanied by persistent rains or frost stages. Where you want to have one of these beautiful floral samples at home, must be taken into account points such as: Violets should be planted in a substrate with a good moisture, but without reaching the presence of flooding, as is He indicated the result of the decomposition of roots.