The Saintpaulia houseplant is more commonly known as the African Violet because it originates from Africa and the flowers look like violets (although they're unrelated). This plant is a newish addition to our homes, only appearing in large numbers starting in America in the 1930's but has been loved ever since.

The plant was discovered by Baron von Saint Paul in 1892 at which point it was sent to Hermann Wendland at Berlin's Royal Botanic Gardens, who named it Saintpaulia ionantha after Baron's family name.

Saintpaulia (African Violet)

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