African Violet

Scientific Name

Saintpaulia ionantha

Common Name

African violet


House plant

Toxicity: N/T (Non-toxic)

These plants are not poisonous or there is no known record of toxicity.

Toxic Parts



Hairy, dark green, heart shaped leaves, sometimes with reddish tints on the underside.


The list of poisonous plants on this web site does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Hospital does not advise eating any of the plants on this web site. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from the literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Center 1-800-222-1222.