I do not have a green thumb. Matter of fact, I tend to kill most any and all plants placed in my care. I'm not sure why. I give them water, I give them sun, and they still die. BUT....... this Africian Violet has beaten the odds. I was given it last year (08) in Jan. Since then it has looked to be almost on its death bed, but it has made a come back and now even has some beautiful purple flowers. Maybe if I can keep this plant alive there's some hope for Lucy after all.