The following greenhouses and nurseries offer African violets online. Many of these mail order nurseries offer a selection of other gesneriads in addition to African violets, as well as terrarium plants, companion plants and other house plants.
- Belisle’s Violet House – Specializing in vintage, rare and unusual African violet varieties, Belisle’s is a highly recommended source for gesneriads, companion plants such as hoya and begonias, and terrarium plants. *UPDATE: Belisle’s is No Longer in Business*
- Bloomlovers – Tina has been growing and selling African violet plugs, leaves and plants for years and almost always has a number of auctions active on ebay. She carries many hard-to-find varieties, lots of chimeras, minis, semi-minis, standards, trailers and episcias, and her shipments are packed with great care.
- Bluebird Greenhouse – Specializing in African violets, orchids, gesneriads and growing supplies. Carries many of the newly available Russian hybrids.
- Violet Gallery – Large selection of standards, miniatures and trailers as well as growing supplies like Pro-Mix and Oyama pots.
- Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses – In business since 1954, Lyndon Lyon carries a full line of African violets in addition to companion plants (streptocarpus, orchids, Rex begonias) and miscellaneous terrarium plants.
- Violet Showcase – Shipping out of Colorado, Violet Showcase is a good source for unique and unusual African violet growing supplies as well as starter plants. (If you live at a high altitude and have trouble growing African violets you might want to give Violet Showcase a try.)