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What are the different sizes of African Violets?

African Violets can be divided in four main categories depending upon their size: Large plants, Standard plants, Semi-Miniature plants, Miniature plants. The diameters of these African violet plants are measured across a single crown.

They are each defined as below:

1. Large African Violet plants:

    • Large African violet plants when fully mature range from 16 inches (40cm) or larger in diameter across a single crown.
    • The flowers on these plants can grow to 3 inches (7.5cm) across the petals and a single leaf blade can grow to 6 inches (15cm) in length.


2. Standard African Violet plants:

    • Standard African violet plants when fully mature range from 8-16 inches (20-40cm) in diameter across a single crown.
    • The flowers on these plants can grow to 2 inches (5cm) across the petals and a single leaf blade can grow to 3 inches (7.5cm) in length. 
3. Semi-Miniature African Violet plants:
    • Semi-Miniature African violet plants when fully mature range from 6-8 inches (15-20cm) in diameter across a single crown.
    • The flowers on these plants can grow to 1.5 inches (3.8cm) across the petals and a single leaf blade can grow to 2 inches (5cm) in length.
4. Miniature African Violet plants:
    • Miniature African violet plants when fully mature grow up to from 6 inches (15cm) in diameter across a single crown.
    • The flowers on these plants can grow to 0.75 inches (2cm) across the petals and a single leaf blade can grow to 1 inches (2.5cm) in length.
    • There are also certain varieties being described as micro-minis, who have a diameter of 3 inches (7.5cm) or less. The flowers and leaves of these micro-mini African violet plants are also much smaller in size.