Miniature African Violets

Optimara Miniature Violets include over 15 full-blooming varieties from the Little Indian series. All Optimara Miniature Violets are genuine miniatures, i.e., no growth retardents are used to keep them small. Optimara Miniatures are shipped in 2-inch pots and are protected by decorative poly sleeves. By themselves, Optimara Miniatures are available in 2-inch pot only (Item# 20020 or 20025) or with colorful, plastic unicover (Item# 20040). In addition, Optimara Miniature Violets can be ordered with either the spill-proof WaterShip container or one of the many Optimara Self-Watering Ceramics.

Optimara Miniatures in the Spill-Proof WaterShip Container

With Optimara's new WaterShip Instant Merchandising Program, selling Optimara Miniatures is just about as easy as opening the box. With the spill-proof WaterShip container, these Optimara Miniatures can be shipped with water already in the well. Combined with innovative packaging design from the WaterShip Instant Merchandising Program, they offer stores an attractive display that is easy to set up and virtually maintenance free.

Quick, Easy Set-Up in as Little as 30 SecondsWaterShip

Optimara WaterShip Miniatures (Item# 20031) arrive at your store ready to display. After using the straps to pull the tray from the box, simply snip the straps, remove the inserts and position the header. In as little as 30 seconds, the display is ready to go.

No Need to Water

Once the display is set up, there's no need to water. In fact, Optimara WaterShip Miniatures require virtually no maintenance at all. Using the new spill-proof WaterShip container (shown at right), these Optimara Miniatures are shipped with enough water to keep them fresh for up to two weeks.

Holiday and Special Occasion Labels

Optimara labels are available for all major holidays and other special occasions. All labels are printed on coated metallic film for greater visibility and attention-getting appeal.

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Optimara Miniatures in Self-Watering Ceramics

As a value-added feature that doesn't add a lot of cost, Optimara Self-Watering Ceramics offer more than just another pretty vase. Optimara Ceramics are elegantly sculpted from heavy-cast porcelain and glazed to produce an attractive container that is also very durable. Finishes include many eye-catching designs, both traditional and contemporary, and they are available to fit all Optimara miniature varieties.Self-Watering Ceramics


Optimara Self-Watering Ceramics use the patented Optimara Wicklock system to draw the proper amount of water from the container into the soil. It's the same self-watering feature that has made the Optimara MiniWell and MaxiWell so popular with growers of African Violets.

The World's Most Popular House Plant

For gift shoppers and impulse buyers, Optimara Violets and Miniatures provide even more promotional opportunities when merchandised with Optimara Ceramics. As holiday gifts, flowering party favors or accents at dinner settings, Optimara Ceramics offer an irresistable appeal to anyone who knows the value of a good thing.

Ceramics especially designed for Optimara Miniature Violets include:

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