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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 located in Austin, Texas.
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January 16th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
January 15th, 2022
Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 12.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
January 16th, 2022
This month, Austin is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 3.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayli…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.
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!