Maintaining African Violets, How To

Maintaining African Violets, How To

  • African Violets are one of the most popular flowering houseplants because their small size enables them to fit anywhere and the various bloom colours are very appealing.
  • African Violets require bright light but not direct sun that can cause foliage to turn yellow and look unhealthy. A south or west window is probably too intense for summer, but ideal as a winter location.
  • Water your African Violet when the soil is dry to the touch. Place your plant in a saucer full of water for about 1/2 an hour. In that time it will draw up what it needs. By watering it from the bottom water will not be splashed on the sensitive foliage or rot the crown. Be sure to turn the pot a little at each watering for even growth.
  • Fertilize with Miracle Grow Flower Food 15-30-15 or Shultz-lnstant Liquid Plant Food for African Violets 8-14-9.