Plant Care Trailing African Violet

Trailing African Violet


Streptocarpus ionanthus subsp. pendulus

How to care for Trailing African Violet


How often to water your Trailing African Violet

Water needs for Trailing African Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Trailing 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 Trailing African Violet

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Trailing African Violet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Trailing African Violet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Trailing 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 maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Trailing African Violet

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

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Care Summary for Trailing African Violet

Trailing African Violet

Trailing African 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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