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PlantFiles: African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Optimara Little Ottawa'

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Optimara Little Ottawa
Additional cultivar information: (aka Optimara Little Ottawa Girl)
Hybridized by Holtkamp; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1/31/2001

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Size/Type:
Semi-miniature

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Bloom Color:
Pink

Flower Characteristics:
Double

Leaf Shape/Type:
Pointed
Scalloped
Wavy

Leaf Texture:
Glossy/shiny
Hairy/fuzzy

Leaf Color:
Red Back (or red reverse)

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation:
May be propagated by cuttings (leaf, sucker, or bloom stalk)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral jannich On Aug 24, 2007, jannich from Andalusia, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Optimara Little Ottawa (8961) 01/31/2001 (Holtkamp) Double pink. Medium green, plain, pointed, glossy, hairy, wavy, scalloped/red back. Semiminiature

Positive Plantcrazii On Mar 5, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Double pink blooms. Medium green, plain, pointed, glossy, hairy, wavy, scalloped leaves with red back. Semiminiature

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellerbe, North Carolina



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