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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Exacum affine - Persian Violet

Scientific name: Exacum affine
Common name: Persian Violet, German Violet
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Island of  Socotra, Yemen*
Category: Herbaceous biennial
Photo taken at: Floria 2012

*Source: Cal's Plant of the Week website here.

How to grow
Light : Partial shade
Soil : Rich, moist, well draining (1:1:1 - loam:sand:perlite)
Water : Regular
Propagate : seeds 

Plant can grow to about 2ft tall. Suitable as a container houseplant

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