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African Violets - Live Plant African Violets - Live Plant

Pot is 2 inches diameter. Colors vary. Due to the nature of this item, we cannot ship it; available for Curbside Pickup and Courier Delivery only!

 

Watering

  • Keep the soil lightly moist, but be careful not to overwater, as African violets’ soft stems are very susceptible to rot.
  • Use room-temperature water, as chilled water can leave marks on the leaves.
  • Leaves are susceptible to rot and fungal spots if kept in high humidity, so water African violets from the bottom to avoid getting excess water on the foliage.

Lighting

  • African violets prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight and keep them at least a few feet away from bright south- or west-facing windows. An east- or north-facing window gives them the best lighting without the risk of burning their sensitive foliage. 
  • Artificial lighting works well, too. Use fluorescent or LED bulbs to supplement natural lighting.
  • Thin, dark green leaves and leggy stems tell you that the plant is getting too little light; light green or bleached leaves indicate too much light.

Fertilizing

  • During the active growing season (spring and summer), fertilize every 2 weeks with a high phosphorous plant food. Only start to fertilize when the plant appears to need an extra boost (slow, thin growth; pale or yellowing leaves).
  • Over-fertilizing is a more common problem than under-fertilizing, since most soil mixes come infused with plenty of nutrients.

General Care

  • Many varieties prefer warm conditions (65°F/18°C or warmer) though some are more tolerant of cooler conditions. In any case, keep them away from drafty windows in winter.
  • Plants should be shifted to larger pots as they grow, but keeping African violets slightly root-bound can encourage them to bloom. One sign that your violet needs repotting is wilted leaves.
  • The fuzzy leaves have a tendency to collect dust and dirt. Brush them off gently with a small, soft-bristled paintbrush.
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