How is the best way to look after African Violets?

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  • T. Martinelli T. Martinelli on Jul 20, 2018
    Hi,first put in sunlight ,never get the leaves wet it will kill them,my mom an grandma told me this they an I have a lot of them,an water only when there dry an water under the plant
  • Sma10324950 Sma10324950 on Jul 21, 2018
    I would look/have a smile on my face for they are so pretty. (Did you not show how to "look after..."? Just teasing, but had to answer.
  • Sma10324950 Sma10324950 on Jul 21, 2018
    Instead of "show" it should have said say.
  • BC. BC. on Jul 21, 2018
    I like using African Violet Pots. The top pot is not glazed on the bottom so when you set it into the bottom pot of water it keeps itself watered. You just have to remember to keep the bottom filled with water.
  • Betty Betty on Jul 21, 2018
    I grow violet. I put mine in morning sun. .when watering sit in a dish so the violet can suck up the water. .I just keep mine in a dish all the time or plastic container. .after they bloom carefully cut off old blooms .I feed mine miracle grow. . They are not a easy plant to grow mine requires attention . Happy violet day. .
  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 07, 2019

    I have a question? I’m repotting my African violets and taking off a bunch of leaves. Do you know if I can store the extra leaves in plastic ziplock bag and store in refrig so to can give to my best friend I will see in 1.5 weeks?

    thanks

  • Helen Helen on Feb 07, 2021

    African violets grow best in slightly acidic soil with a pH between 6.4 and 6.9 with high organic matter. The mixture should consist of equal parts perlite, vermiculite and sphagnum. The soil must be well drained. Iris care and companion plants won't do without light. Rotate the pot regularly so that the flower can receive light from all directions. They need at least 8 hours of light a day, including artificial. Shallow pots are best because they provide good drainage and aeration of the roots. If you plan on planting more African violets together, give them enough space so that they do not touch each other. Water African and Irish violets with lukewarm water or water that has thawed for at least 48 hours. The soil should be slightly moist and dry around the roots before watering again. Water only at the base to avoid wetting the leaves

  • Pat Pat on Feb 14, 2021

    I grew my violets in the corner of my kitchen counter under the fluorescent under cabinet lights. Put them in violet pots. Bloomed constantly and enjoyed them while working in the

    kitchen.