Many African violet growers like to supplement their collections, and expand their interest by growing some of the other plants in the same family as the Saintpaulia. That is, the Gesneriad family. It includes many beautiful examples, some of which are very popular house plants. The photographs shown here include some old favourites and also some less usual plants from this large and mainly tropical plant family
Sinningia is another genus in the family. I have many Sinningia photographs on this site. To see them, select any of the three Sinningia links on the Photo Galleries page
Apologies. If you have been unexpectedly referred to this page rather than the photo page you expected. Please update your links as a necessary rewrite and upgrading of this site means that the Gesneriad photographs are now permanently indexed here. To see a full size picture please click on the thumbnail.
For more photographs of African violets and related plants, return to the index page of the
You can also look at "The African Violet Way" my free bi-monthly e-newsletter, not now produced. However all the issues remain available on the website.
The book "African Violets for Everyone" is available for purchase from this site. It is full of information and illustrations to help in growing these plants.
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