How to grow Exacum affine

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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring (as annual)/ Spring, summer, autumn (as perennial)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
10-20cm, 4-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Purple, pink, blue, white with yellow stamens, flower with 5 petals

Scientific name:

Exacum affine

How to grow Exacum affine

Growing Exacum affine

Exacum affine plant care

Exacum affine


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Fragrance
  • Ground cover plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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