Exacum affine growing herbaceous subshrub of the genus Exacum affine also known as Persian violet, Exacum affine perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant with fragrant flower and as ground cover, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate or as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as short perennial or 6+ as annual.
Leaves color green glossy in oval shape.
Exacum affine flower
Flower color purple, pink, blue, white with yellow stamens, flower with 5 petals.
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Requirements for Exacum affine growing and care:
Moist soil, rich soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring (as annual)/ Spring, summer, autumn (as perennial)
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites, slugs
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
10-20cm, 4-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Purple, pink, blue, white with yellow stamens, flower with 5 petals