I bought this poor unloved african violet at Wal-Mart a few months ago for 50 cents. It had three leaves left alive, and I felt bad for it. I guess the Wal-Mart associates in Lawn & Garden aren't the nurturing type. I figured that for 50 cents I could see if it could recover, and if I failed to bring it back it wouldn't be tragic. Now it's the most perfect african violet ever. Too bad I can't have this effect on humans. I should learn to like people like I love plants and cats.