Who couldn’t love African Violet Plants? Small, compact African Violet Houseplants, with their soft, furry, dark green leaves, and beautiful delicate flowers, can bloom all year. African Violets produce blue/violet, pink, fuchsia, and white flowers. Newer cultivars of African Violet Plants have double and bi-colored flowers. African Violets can be “miniatures” about 6” in diameter and standards 8”-12” in diameter. There are even trailing and hanging varieties of African Violets. Saintpaulia was given the common name African Violet because it originated in Tanzania and eastern Africa and its flowers resemble violets.