Plant Care Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet

Also known as

English Violet, English Violet, Sweet violet, Violet, Wood violet, Common violet, Florist's violet, Garden violet and Asian Violet

Taxonomy

Viola odorata
Viola
Violaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Sweet Violet

💦 Water

How often to water your Sweet Violet

Water needs for Sweet Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Sweet 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 Sweet Violet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for English Violet in your home

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

Sweet Violet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sweet Violet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Sweet Violet

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing English Violet →

Common English Violet Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Sweet Violet prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

English Violet Water Frequency →

English Violet Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Sweet Violet requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

English Violet Light Requirements →

English Violet Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Sweet Violet doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

English Violet Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Sweet Violet does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for English Violet →

When and How to Successfully Repot English Violet →


💩 Fertilizer

Sweet Violet should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Sweet Violet is native to Temperate Northern Hemisphere.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Sweet Violet is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune English Violet →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Sweet Violet can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

English Violet Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Sweet Violet can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Sweet Violet

Sweet Violet

Sweet 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.

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