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Caring for African Violets

What living arrangements do African Violets prefer? How long or often do their little purple flowers last or bloom?
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October 19, 20170 found this helpful
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African violets love lots of light, but direct sun is hard on them and will scorch their leaves. They do really good in a north window, or a window with a shade tree filtering the sunlight, or even a grow light if you don't have enough sunlight available.

They also like their soil to be damp. Direct watering causes them to get leaf rot, so they really like a violet pot (a special planter that has 2 pots: 1 for the water, and 1 that sits inside it that holds the soil and the plant), or if you have a regular pot, water it from the bottom, or use a water globe that you fill and it sticks down into the soil to water it from below.


There is also an African violet food that comes in drop form that I like to give mine every now and then. When your blooms fade, remove them to give your plant the strength to keep going.

If you give your plants the things it likes as mentioned above, then it will bloom it's heart out for you and will bloom all year round.

Sometimes I like to start new ones for family or friends. You can do this by removing a leaf and poking a toothpick through it to hold it up, put it in a glass of water with the leaf base just in the water and place it in a sunny window for a week or so. When you have a few roots started, plant your new baby plant in the same kind of pot and treat them the same as you do the mother plant.

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October 18, 20170 found this helpful

Care of African violets

Step 1
Sunny window

Step 2
Even watering

Step 3


Keep leaves dry

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October 19, 20170 found this helpful

Caring for African violets.

Step 1
Proper potting soil.

Step 2
Water with warm water.

Step 3
Do not let them stand in water or completely dry out.

Step 4
Proper sun.

Step 5
Turn pots regularily.

Step 6
Make sure you give them fertilizer.

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November 13, 20171 found this helpful

African violets love to be watered from the bottom... let pot sit in water for no more than 10 minutes once a week. They love high humidity and morning sun. Kitchen windows work well as do bright bathrooms. The blooms last about a week but if cared for properly, they will constantly have new blooms.

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