cmny
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another plant identification - purple flowering houseplant

have this plant which was a gift. it has beautiful purple flowers when it blooms but i don't know what it is. any ideas?

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/502122/purple_plant_2.JPG[/img]

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/502122/purple_plant.JPG[/img]

gumbo2176
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I'd say African Violet. My mother-in-law has quite a few of them on her window sills.

superschwein22
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African Violet for sure. Nice looking plant, too. It looks like you have new growth there, as well.

cmny
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Thanks for the help! Now I know how to take care of it!

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I have a few African violets that one is a beautiful one it should last you for years.
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If you have cats, mine love to eat the flowers -- not poisonous to therm, but I WOULD like to enjoy the flowers sometimes too (not to eat but to look at :wink:)

cmny
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no cats and luckily my dog doesn't have an appetite for flowers but thanks for that tip!

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