Plant Care Persian violet

Persian violet

About Persian violet

The German Violet is a short-lived perennial native to Yemen. It is grown as an annual outside of tropical climates.


Exacum affine

How to care for Persian violet


How often to water your Persian violet

Water needs for Persian violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Persian violet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Persian violet

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Persian violet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Persian violet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Persian 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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How to fertilize Persian violet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Persian violet: repot after 2X growth

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 Persian violet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Persian violet is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Persian violet

Persian violet

Persian violet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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