Plant Care Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata

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 Viola Odorata

💦 Water

How often to water your Viola Odorata

Water needs for Viola Odorata
0.5 cups
every 9

Viola Odorata 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 Viola Odorata

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 Viola Odorata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Viola Odorata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Viola Odorata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Viola Odorata

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Viola Odorata 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

Viola Odorata 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

Viola Odorata 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

Viola Odorata 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

Viola Odorata 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

Viola Odorata 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

Viola Odorata is native to Temperate Northern Hemisphere.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

English Violet Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Viola Odorata 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 Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata

Viola Odorata


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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