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About African Violets

These East African beauties come in a variety of colours. They are compact and neat, making them ideal for a small, crowded desk.

African Violets do well under florescent light, but aren t suitable for offices which don’t switch lights off overnight - they need at least eight hours of darkness a night to produce flowers. Water from the bottom up by keeping the pot in a water-filled bowl or tray. African Violets come in severa

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Baby pink
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 6 inches
Flower Colour Pink, blue, purple, white or bi-colour will bloom prolifically
Bloom Time Annual
Difficulty Level Easy to moderate.

Planting and care

  • Water your indoor African Violets carefully.
  • Feed your African Violets every week.
  • Remove new growth, also called suckers, that grow on the main stem of your African Violets.
  • Keep your African Violets cooler and dryer in the winter.
  • Repot your African Violets as needed.
  • A soil-less mix or 1/3 African violet soil, 1/3 perlite and 1/3 vermiculite in dry climates does very well.
  • African Violets care

    African Violets, like other plants, need light for photosynthesis. While photosynthesis is most often associated with a plant s green leaves and stems, its most vital function is to convert carbon, hydrogen and oxygen (in the form of carbon dioxide and water) into usable energy called plant carbohydrates.
    Even when all the essential nutrients are available to the plant, a complete absence of sunlight will literally result in starvation.

    Sunlight Bright, indirect or filtered sunlight, for at least 6 hours per day, will keep an African violet full of blossoms. If morning and afternoon sunshine can be provided (protect from noon sun).
    Watering Never allow African Violet soil to dry completely. The use of the water wicks (available at most florists and garden centres) can help you accomplish the constant watering. Placing plants on humidity trays (shallow baking pans with gravel and water) allows development of large leaves because it provides added humidity.
    Soil Prepared potting mixes for African Violet are a good investment if you are planning to start and grow your own plants. Such prepared mixes have been pH balanced and have been amended with calcium.
    Temperature Home temperature environment of 65 to 70°F at night and 75°F or higher for days. Quick changes in temperature must be avoided, as well as chilly nights.
    Fertilizer Select a high phosphorus fertilizer, such as 12-36-14, to promote bloom. Bone meal, blended with the soil mix at potting time, is also an excellent slow-release source of phosphorus.

    African Violets uses


    Frequently Asked Questions

    African violets indoor plants?

    Yes, You can grow African violets preferably indoor. Consider the following growing conditions. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Do african violets need plant food?

    Yes, African violets plant need food. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    What soil to plant african violets in?

    To plant African violets Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.

    African violet houseplant?

    The African violet is a popular houseplant wihh different varieties, types, and flower colors.

    How long do african violet plants live?

    African violet plants live more than 5 years with proper care and management.

    Can african violets be planted outdoors?

    Yes, You can grow African violets outdoor in partial shade. Consider the following growing conditions. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How do I transplant african violets?

    To transplant african violets consider the following points. Choose a pot having of 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are african violets low light plants?

    Yes, African violet is houseplant and plant needs at least 4-6 hours of indirect bright sunlight.

    How to plant african violets?

    To plant African violets consider the following points. Choose a pot having of 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives at least 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can african violets be planted in regular potting soil?

    Yes, You can plant African violets in regular potting soil having characteristics like well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.

    Are african violets acid loving plants?

    No, African violets are not acid loving plants it can be grow in pH of about 6.0 to 6.5

    How do you plant african violets?

    African violets propagated by leaf cuttings and division.Consider the following growing conditions to grow African violets. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can you plant african violets in clay pots?

    Yes, you can plant African violets in clay pots having size of 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

    Can you plant african violets in the ground?

    Yes, you can African violets plant in ground at partial shade location where at least 4-6 hours of indirect bright sunlight is available.

    How to plant african violets in self watering pots?

    To plant african violets in self watering pots consider the following points. 1. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 2. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 3. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives at least 3-6 hours of indirect sunlight.

    How to take care african violets plant?

    To take care African violets plant consider the following tips. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to transplant african violets plant?

    To transplant African violet plant June-July month is best.

    How to plant african violets seeds?

    To grow African violets plant through seed consider the following points. 1. Use a pot having 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 2-4 week. Note- For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are african violets indoor or outdoor plants?

    African violet is indoor house plant but you can grow African violet outdoor in partial shade condition where at least 4-6 hours of indirect bright light is available.

    What to plant african violets in?

    You can grow African violet plant by using Soil or potting mixture and it should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.

    Are african violets good office plants?

    African violet is indoor house plant and it is also good for office to reduce mental stress after days hard work.

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