Everfloris African Violets or "Space Babies" are one of the Newest and most popular series by Optimara: Continuously Blooming! The EverFloris is the first continuously blooming African Violet whch has beautiful wazy leaves and the flowers all have a stunning white-greenish edge. They're out of this world!EverSpecial is a large 6" continuous blooming Everfloris variety with stunning purplish dark blue blooms and frilled greenish-white edge! This variety can be grown to a very large showplant! The huge plant you will receive is in full bloom and growing in a 6 inch pot.
EverFloris is a series of Optimara Violets comprised entirely of varieties developed from the Optimara "Space Violet" program. Compared to most standard African Violets, EverFloris Violets are bigger and easier to grow, with larger, fuller blooms that flower continuously.
As a direct outcome of the Optimara Space Violet program, the development of EverFloris Violets began in 1984, when Optimara launched 25,000 Optimara seeds into space aboard one of NASA's space shuttles. The seeds remained in space, orbiting the Earth, for nearly six years. The program was conceived to test the effect of long-term exposure to cosmic radiation and lack of gravity. When the seeds were retrieved in 1990, many mutations soon became apparent. One such mutation resulted in a new characteristic which Optimara has dubbed 'multiflorescence.' This characteristic gives Optimara Violets an extraordinary abundance of flowers which never stop blooming. Compared with PMA standards, which define a finished African Violet as having five to seven open blooms, a multiflorescent Optimara variety will have at least 20 open blooms.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but never soggy
Fertilizer: Use Optimara Violet Food 14-12-14, each time you water Light: Indirect Sunlight
Climate: Keep temperature at 60 to 80 degrees F
Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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