4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)
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How to care for Flame Violet
Flame 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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Flame 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 Flame Violet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Personally, I like this tiny plant now. It's so dainty and look at the color!! (I hope you can see the color of my plant- because that's the reason I could give it three stars.) I purchased this plant as a full, 4" container. There were probably six plants in the pot. This tiny, 2" cup is all I have left. It took me a long time to find the plant's "happy place".
Currently, the plant is in my cabinet with my finicky plants (like the four Calatheas). It sits on the top shelf closest to two grow lights. I have the plastic pot sitting in a tea cup and I keep water in the bottom of the tea cup. It really was difficult to find the right about of soil moisture for this plant. Too much moisture- it's dead. Not enough moisture - it's dead. Too much sun- dead. Not enough light- dead. Dead dead dead. So much death.
It is really easy to propagate though- as my many trials and errors were taking place (and the plant was dying left and right), I pinched off the last bit of the two remaining plants and put them in my cabinet.
After about 12 years ... maybe closer to four months, it's quite stunning.