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This plant is absolutely beautiful and blooms incredibly easily. I bought mine with 4 blooms and a few days later it had 10. You should be aware that they are very sensitive to light. I recommend par…
I just got my African violets so I’m pretty new to them but they have bloomed some more since I got them! I haven’t repotted them yet. I’m hopeful that they really will bloom all year round! Their fl…
African Violets are quite easy to grow and have large beautiful leaves. If there is anything wrong with them they decline slowly and can survive almost anything so you can easily fix any problems the…
It doesn't require a lot of maintenance, it's very beautiful, and it doesn't require a lot of sunlight. However, the flowers brown easily and if you're replanting it, you'll need to add half a cardbo…
A bit of research after purchasing told me to water this baby from the bottom, the leaves can rot if they get wet. I bought my plant in bloom almost 2 months ago, and most of the blossoms are still b…
I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve neglected a fair few African violets in my time and, without fail, they come right back with a little bit of TLC. Definitely a good choice if you’re prone to forget abo…
Absolutely beautiful plant! That being said, it can be very picky. Seems to like it’s roots to be kept tight. Doesn’t like water to get on it’s leaves. When it does bloom, the flowers are absolutely …
My mom always had African Violets in the house and they can be a little particular about not getting too much light but just enough, but we have saved many a violet from death with a little attention
Very prone to root rot, be careful with the type of soil and how often you water. Also not the temperature of the room and the water as the roots are sensitive to those changes as well
I am not a huge plant person and my thumb is by no means green but I’ve had Cosmo for about a year and she’s just been growing and thriving like it’s nobody’s business.
How to care for African Violet
African Violet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Saint Paul, MN.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
June 15th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Saint Paul is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿
The availability of high quality sunli…
June 15th, 2021
Saint Paul is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Saint Paul is expected to increase by 9.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.2 megajoules of energy per…
June 15th, 2021
This month, Saint Paul is getting an average of 11.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.4 total hours of …
African Violet may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Saint Paul, MN ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your African Violet thrive 🌿!
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your African Violet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
June 10th, 2021
The growing potential in Saint Paul is high 📈.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…