My friend's mom recently gave me an African Violet. I'll take a pic of it tonight and post it, tomorrow. I should let you (my 3 readers-jeesh) know that I have the blackest thumb I know. I cannot keep plants alive. Actually, that's not true. My mom used to buy me Amaryllis all the time because it was the only thing I didn't kill. Anything else, forget it. But I'm determined to not kill this pretty purple violet. I have been watering it, deadheading it, talking to it, NOT getting the leaves wet....there will be a problem when I take it home, as my cats eat plants. (See? it's not ALL my fault they die. Sometimes they get eaten.) I checked out some info to make sure they weren't poisonous, and I found, on the Cat Fancier's Association website, a long long list of non-toxic plants, where cats are involved. Apparently, they will not kill a cat. They even had this cute picture.
So I guess my Lenny and Lola are safe. We'll see. Maybe I'll take pics of my kitties with it, before they munch all the petals off. Dana seems doubtful that I can keep it alive. I'll show her, darn it!!