African Violets are one of the most popular small houseplants and make great gifts for loved ones as they are easy to care for and with the right care, have the most dazzling blooms year round.

You may have purchased a HortyGirl African Violet potted plant for your living decor at your local HortyGirl retailer or received the plant as a gift from a loved one. We went to our HoryGirl potted plant expert to get some African Violet plant fun facts and living decor ideas for your home or office. Read on to learn more.

The bright blooms of the African Violet potted plant from the plant fun facts and living decor ideas blog.

Fun Facts About African Violet Potted Plants


Originating from East Africa, African Violets are a great flowering companion to get you  through cold and raining days. The latin name for African Violet is Saintpaulia ionantha, which is named after a 19th century colonial official and amateur botanist Baron Walteer von Saint Pau-Illaire who sent specimens to his father in Germany and soon after African Violet seeds and plants were available all over Europe.


Under the right care and placed in indirect light, African Violets will reward you with constant blooms all year round. Their leaves have a fuzzy velvet texture and their blossoms come in a wide range of colours including shades of purple,  blue, pink, red, bi-colours and white with single and double-flowering florals.


African Violets are known to symbolize devotion, commitment and faithfulness making this plant the perfect and most thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, special anniversaries or milestone relationship events. Additionally, with its constant blooms, it is a gift that keeps on growing.

African Violet potted plant in living decor from the plant fun facts and living decor ideas blog.

Top Living Decor Ideas for African Violet Potted Plants

African Violets thrive indoors in humidity and bright indirect light, which is where they will produce the best colour and blooms. A plant stand three feet away from a west or south facing window with a sheer curtain is a great location idea. Another great spot is placing your African Violet potted plant in a bathroom with a south facing window that has a privacy glaze and large window sill.

In the raining and cold winter months, place your African Violet potted plant anywhere in your house with indirect light to brighten up your house and your mood. African Violets also make a lovely kitchen countertop conversation piece, which will work well when guests come to visit and see the flowers.

African Violets can also pair well with other plants, which adds a vibrant and visually interesting  look in your living decor. Try pairing your colourful African Violet potted plant with the green leafed  Philodendron which can create a beautiful colour contrast and unique look in your home or office.

Finishing Up

There are many fun facts and living decor ideas for your HortyGirl African Violet potted plant. This lovely plant is generally easy to care for and blooms all year round which adds a smile to your face and makes it the perfect gift for loved ones.

If you’re wondering about plant care for your HortyGirl African Violet potted plant, learn more from our HortyGirl potted plant expert on our African Violet Plant Care TIps Blog.