This is Australia’s answer to the African Violet to which it is closely related. It has the amazing characteristic that the leaves can dry down to a crunchy texture yet recover fully when watered again. Its textured leaves are an attractive feature along with the simple purple flowers that make it a beautiful indoor potted plant. The only maintenance required is the removal of any dead or dying flowers and foliage. Grow it as you would an African Violet.
|Scientific Name:||Boea hygroscopica|
|Common Name:||Rock Violet|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.2 metres|
|Width:||0.1 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Indoor, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.