Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet
Saintpaulia African Violet

Saintpaulia African Violet

Regular price £8.99
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Surely one of the most popular houseplants that ever was, the African Violet can provide a year-round splash of colour. They are also super easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Compact plants, they look great displayed together in small pots which also benefits them by increasing the relative humidity. They are native to the Usambara Mountains in East Africa.

Light conditions: indirect, bright light (for example not on a windowsill that gets direct sun at any point in the day).
Neediness: They do require regular care to ensure they look their best. Turn the pots regularly so flowers do not reach for the light.
Watering: wait until the top layer of soil is dry before watering and aim to keep soil moist not soggy. Do not over-water as it can lead to root rot. Avoid touching the foliage with water, it is best to place water into a saucer below and allow the roots to uptake that way.

Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens
Rate of growth: slow.
Temperature: can be kept at a normal room temperature, not below 16c. Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
Pets: This plant is safe around cats and dogs.
Sizing: W12cm x H20cm 
Also known as: Saintpaulia

All our plants come with a beautiful keepsake postcard with care instructions so you'll never kill your houseplant again!

If someone is lucky enough to be receiving this plant as a gift, don't forget to enter your gift message at the basket and we'll add a free handwritten card with your order (also we won't include any paperwork with prices on!).

It’s not just our products that are green. 95% of our packaging is either biodegradable or recyclable (and we’re working hard on that last 5%). As a company we’ve made a concerted effort to switch to sustainable packaging, it costs twice the price but we sleep better at night.

We deliver to the United Kingdom (Inc. Scottish Highlands & Northern Island).

Standard 2-3 Day Delivery - £3.95 (FREE! USE CODE: FREEDEL)

  • Delivered by Royal Mail within 2-3 working days
  • One price per order, no matter how many items you may have
  • Plants are carefully packaged and individually wrapped where necessary to ensure they arrive in tip top condition

      Next Working Day Delivery - £6.95

      • Delivered by DPD on a tracked next day service
      • Order before 4pm Monday to Friday for next working day delivery
      • Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Orders placed after 4pm on a Friday will be delivered on the following Monday.

      Saturday Delivery - £9.95

      • Delivered by DPD on a tracked Saturday service
      • Order before 4pm on Friday for Saturday delivery
      • Orders placed after 4pm on a Friday will be delivered the following Saturday.

      Packaging

      ♻️95% of our packaging is either biodegradable or recyclable (and we’re working hard on that last 5%). 

      • All our cardboard boxes are FSC certified.
      • The peanuts (those squishy looking things 🥜which protect your precious plants) are starch based. Pop them in your sink and cover in water and watch them disappear in seconds. It's magic ~ honest ✨ 
      • We wrap the base of your plant in a compostable bag to prevent loose soil.
      • We pop your care card and gift message in a protective sleeve too, it might look like cello but it's not! It's made in Britain and is both compostable and bio-degradable.
      • Your pots are wrapped in paper cushioning, it's an alternative to bubblewrap. It's both recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.
      • Compostable packaging ~ the lowdown: Small amounts of compostable packaging can be placed in your food waste bins (depending on your council), so both our compostable bags and sleeve could go in there ✅. Alternatively look for a shared compost heap in your area as your local recycling centres are not set-up for compostable waste (currently). Compostable materials leave no toxic substances or pollutants in the soil when they break down. In fact, the compost produced can be used in the same way as soil or plant fertiliser. There is a difference between biodegradable and compostable. Biodegradable simply means a material breaks down into the ground. Compostable materials also break down and far quicker too, but they add nutrients to the soil too, which enriches it. 🌱🌱🌱 

        Returns

        If you'd like to return a living item, let the team know within 7 days by emailing hello@beardsanddaisies.co.uk or live chat if online. Please attach a photo of the faulty or damaged plant. Other items can be returned for a refund within 30 days as long as they're unused and in re-saleable condition.

        In short, if anything isn't right with your order we'll sort it. 

        Your plants have not only been packaged by humans (we’d like to find a robot that could beat our packaging skills) but by our in-house team of plant lovers who have lovingly prepared your order.

        If you’re not happy with your plants, let us know within 7 days, by contacting us via live chat, email or phone and a friendly member of our team will do their absolute best to rectify anything that's gone wrong.

        It's not just the plants that we care about though, we're pretty proud of our market leading (sustainable) packaging too. We’ve created a family of transport boxes with handles and where possible use our 'anti-roll' device which prevents the plant from travelling around should the box be inadvertently tipped upside down during transit.

        Things occasionally go wrong, but we'd like to assure you we're on hand help!

        Get in touch on 0203 828 9600, email hello@beardsanddaisies.co.uk or live chat.