The African violet came to Europe in the 19th century and has been one of the most famous houseplants in the world ever since then. Ease of care, compact size, and delicate color have made African violet popular among gardeners.
African violet can be 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters) high and 5-6 inches (12-15 centimeters) in diameter. Today, breeders have created wide varieties of African violet. All of them differ in the color of the flowers - from purple and dark blue to red, pink, and white.