Welcome to the official web site of the African Violet Society of Canada, a group devoted to the growing and showing of the world’s most popular house plant.
Looking at the navigation bar above, you will find links to several other pages. The About Us page will tell you a great deal about our Society and what we do. The About African Violets pages will provide information on the many aspects of growing and caring for African Violets, whether for pleasure or for show.
Then we have a group of pages titled Gesneriads. These pages will inform you on the other plants within the Gesneriaceae family to which the African violet belongs. In fact, the African violet (known as Saintpaulia) is but one of the many members of this family. The gesneriad pages will provide you with a basic introduction to other members of the family. You may recognize some of them, but others may be new to you.
Finally, we have photo Galleries that will allow you to see images of popular African violets and gesneriads.
We hope you enjoy your visit.