Plant Care Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

About Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Common Blue Violet likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Common Blue Violet belongs to the Viola genus, and is native to Eastern and Central North America.


Viola sororia

How to care for Common Blue Violet


How often to water your Common Blue Violet

Water needs for Common Blue Violet
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Blue 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 Common Blue Violet

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Blue Violet in your home

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

Common Blue Violet love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Common Blue Violet does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Blue Violet

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

Difficulty Level

Common Blue Violet is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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