Specie: E. affine
Persian Violet, German Violet
Name in Latin: Gentianaceae
Name in English: The Gentiana Family
Origin: Socotra islands of Yemen
Growth Habit: natural habitat is rocky areas, herbaceous biennial plant
Flower: small purple flowers have a yellow centre with fragrance
Blooming Period: summer
Leaf: dark green, ovate leaves
Garden , house plant
Care and Handling
Soil: rich, well-drained soil mix, 2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sand or perlite.
Amount of water: Keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy.
Nutrition: fertilized every other week until they set flower buds
Special handling: High humidity. Bright light. Some direct morning sun is fine, but keep out of hot, afternoon sunlight which can scorch the plant.