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Saintpaulia velutina lite

PostPosted: December 4th, 2010, 9:46 am
by illustrator
nina wrote:...Maybe you will know to asnwer this: I have acquired a av variety named S. Velutina Lite. Is that one considered a species? Do you have any experience with that one?

S. velutina lite is a wild variety of the species S. velutina. So, yes, it is one of the "species" violets. It is a very small variety of Saintpaulia velutina. It has dark, round leaves with a beautifull red underside (with green veins on the underside). Flower colour varies with growing conditions but tends to be pale. It's a bit sensitive compared to other species. S. velutina is nowadays classified as a subspecies of Saintpaulia ionantha. So a full name would be Saintpaulia ionatha subsp. velutina clone velutina lite

I don't have personal experience with "lite" but I do grow regular S. velutina, which is only a bit larger.

Re: Saintpaulia velutina lite

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2018, 9:04 pm
by olivia
It was love at first sight. omg:


Re: Saintpaulia velutina lite

PostPosted: July 4th, 2018, 4:40 pm
by illustrator
I have to revise my opinion!

The plant which I grow for some years now, is also velutina lite. Nearly everyone who has "velutina" in Europe is actually growing velutina lite! This went unnoticed for a long time, because the "standard velutina" wasn't in Europe. A couple of weeks ago, I got some leaves from Angeloka which should be the "standard velutina". I can't wait to see what plant will grow out of these!