There are many varieties of violet plants. Common colors are purple, pink, white, and lavendar. Some have variegated leaves, ruffle edges on the flowers, or spotted flowers. It helps to start with a healthy plant from a grower. The plants you find at your local grocery stores are usually already unhealthy and therefore even harder to grow.

Sometimes we bring a streptocarpus plant with us to our craft shows. This plant is in the African Violet family.