The African Violet [Saintpaulia] continues to increase in popularity, having developed over the past fifty years from its few hundred varieties to the thousands that exist today in an ever-increasing range of colour & type.
This complete guide includes chapters on the plant"s history, development and classification, and a wealth of practical information and advice on propagation, general care, hybridisation and the prevention and treatment of pests and diseases. Written in a non-technical and readable style, it explodes the myth that African Violets are difficult to grow and provides the grower with the know-how to make the most of this delightful and popular plant.
Gwen Goodship is vice chairman and editor of the Saintpaulia and Houseplant Society"s magazine and is a highly experienced grower, hybridist and exhibitor.
Joan Hill is vice-president of the Saintpaulia and Houseplant Society, and is a highly experienced grower, hybridist and exhibitor.
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