Where to Buy African Violets

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.

Buy African violets online
  • Violet Gallery – Brenda and Mahlen Petry offer a large selection of standards, miniatures, trailers, and species (leaves only, except at shows), as well as growing supplies like Pro-Mix and Oyama pots.
  • Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses – Run by Paul Sorano, Lyndon Lyon carries a full line of African violets in addition to companion plants (streptocarpus, orchids, Rex begonias) and miscellaneous terrarium plants.
  • 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.
  • Travis Violets – Located in Georgia, Travis offers a large selection of plants and leaves.
  • Fancy Bloomers – Donna has a nice selection of popular hybrids in various pot sizes, as well as leaf offerings.
  • 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.)