African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Caribbean Blue'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Caribbean Blue
Additional cultivar information:(9518)
Hybridized by Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/P. Sorano
Registered or introduced: 12/17/2005
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Size/Type:

Standard

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Medium Blue

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Flower Characteristics:

Double

Semi-double

Star

Edged

Leaf Shape/Type:

Plain

Leaf Texture:

Hairy/fuzzy

Velvet

Leaf Color:

Medium

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation:

May be propagated by seed

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

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

,

Santee, California

Indianapolis, Indiana

Liberty Hill, Texas

Puyallup, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 16, 2010, leisure500 from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Caribbean Blue has been a beautiful choice, with bright medium blue flowers with white or greenish edging.

Caribbean Blue blooms pretty continuously, going through contiguous cycles of bloom.

Positive

On Mar 29, 2008, aldrichmommy from Norman, OK wrote:

Caribbean Blue (9518) 12/17/2005 (Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/P. Sorano) Semidouble-double lavender-blue star/white edge. Medium green, plain. Standard

The photo that I uploaded is the first bloom of plant I raised from a leaf cutting! The bloom itself is almost 2 inches across! I grow in natural light in a south window (no direct light). Because it is grown cool, there is green within the geneva edge. If it is grown warm, you will normally see no green. This is a beautiful cultivar and a great grower!