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A Little About Us

The African Violet Council of Florida (AVCF) was founded January 14, 1978.

The AVCF holds meetings twice a year. The time and place is announced at the previous meeting and on this website and on the New Facebook Page. Spring 2020 Meeting info is now posted on the Meetings Page!

The group of members enjoy growing and sharing information about all kinds of African violets including species and various other Gesneriads.


While some of our AVCF members are very experienced and seasoned fanciers of the African violets and other Gesneriads, some of our members are novices.  Our experienced members are very happy to assist other members and help them learn how to grow beautiful violets.

Click on the tab marked Affiliates on this website or click here to view the clubs and organizations and more information about each.    

A Little About African Violets

The African violet, botanically known as Saintpaulia, is a genus of six species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Gesneriad family.  

African violets or Saintpaulias are native to Tanzania and the area adjacent to southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa.

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