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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.
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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.
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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.
What other plant parents say
I’ve had this since 2019 and it has certainly grown! Repotted twice. Doesn’t like too much direct light but needs lots of indirect light in order to bloom. Finger test (tricky if you can’t get to the soil!) to water when just dry…also leaves will go limp when thirsty. Recently discover blooms will be pale when needing fertilizer and when fed, the blue edges appear brilliantly!
I love an African violet. With the tight conditions it will bloom for you. You have to water from the bottom and it will be hsppy for you. It also like filtered light. A north window is perfect for it or somewhere away from the brightest light.