Plant Care False African Violet
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False African Violet

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False African Violet has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
False African Violet has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Cape Primrose, Cape Primrose, False African violet and Cape Violet

Taxonomy

Streptocarpus saxorum
Streptocarpus
Gesneriaceae
Lamiales

How to care for False African Violet

Water

How often to water your False African Violet

Water needs for False African Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

False African 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 False African Violet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Cape Primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant False African Violet: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

False African Violet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

False African Violet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False African Violet in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize False African Violet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for False African 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 False African Violet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil

Care Summary for False African Violet

False African Violet

False African Violet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

False African Violet has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
False African Violet has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
False African Violet has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
User3022 avatar
@User3022
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,716 XP
globe Cornwall, Ontario
02/13/2021

Easy to care for and flowers all the time. Likes light coming from above. The leaves are soft and furry as well. All around easy and giving plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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