I was given this plant by one of my dear co-workers back when I was employed outside of this house. It lived on my desk, and its saving grace was that Heidi was there to look after it. You see, I am a plant killer. I don't have a good track record with plants. But this violet has managed to survive in my house for 5 years. And it hasn't bloomed for all of that time. But it's rewarded me, and maybe now I will show it some affection like re-pot it or buy it some African violet food. I think it likes the new kitchen where it lives.