Houseplants don't just add color to our homes, they also filter the air in our homes.
With African violets, in addition to filtering the air, flowers will steal the show. The flowers are purple, but also pink, red and white.
Do you think they are difficult to grow?
African violets are quite easy to grow!
And with the 6 basic tips we'll provide you here, you'll find that this plant is one of the easiest to grow in a house.
Here are 6 tips to have beautiful African violets:
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1) Use potting soil:
Potted soil will make a difference for your violets because they need a light and airy soil around their roots to allow good air circulation. Get commercial potting soil or make it yourself by mixing peat moss and vermiculite or perlite into the potting soil to make it lighter.
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2) Give them good conditions to grow:
Direct sunlight would burn the velvety leaves of African violets. It is better to place the plants in a bright space, and next to a window facing the south or the east. In winter, it may be necessary to put the plants under a little more light to let them bloom. And contrary to popular belief, plants will not bloom more in warmer conditions. The best temperatures for African violets are between 12°C and 23°C (55°F and 75°F). Don't let them in drafty places, or where the temperature drops below 10°C and 12°C (50-55°F) at night.
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3) Keep the soil moist:
African violets should be watered as soon as the top of the soil becomes dry to the touch. The water must be at room temperature or slightly warmer. And be careful to keep the water away from the foliage when watering the plants. These plants like wet conditions but do not like to be touched by water.
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4) Fertilize often:
For your African violets to bloom regularly it is important to fertilize them often. A low nitrogen, high phosphorus fertilizer will encourage flower production by limiting the growth of foliage. Many products specially designed for African violets are available on the market, otherwise a well balanced and high quality fertilizer will also be very good. It is recommended to fertilize plants everytime they are watered for a continuous flowering.
5) Remove the flowers as soon as they are dried:
African violets will bloom throughout the year if you take the time to take care of them. One of the most important tips to remember is to remove the flowers as soon as they are dried. This will boost the growth of new flowers.
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6) Repot periodically:
After a while, the nutrients in the potting soil will be depleted, so it will be necessary to change the potting soil so that the roots of the plant can absorb nutrients again. Repot the African violet with new potting soil 1-2 times a year. The size of the pot should not change and should not exceed 10.16 cm to 12.7 cm (4" to 5") in diameter.
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