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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 Oakland, California.
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December 1st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Oakland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
November 30th, 2022
Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 26.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
December 1st, 2022
This month, Oakland is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 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 Oakland, California ⛅.
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.
November 29th, 2022
The growing potential in Oakland is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…
What other plant parents say
I’ve been in love with African violets since I was about 9-years-old. They’re easy to care for if you pay them just a little bit of attention. Find the right spot for them, and they will thrive. I always pinch off rangy leaves and dead blossoms to encourage new growth.