Originating from Eastern Tropical Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, these African Violets love a bright, warm, and humid environment. With little experience, it is easy to get them to bloom year round if given the proper environment. Flowers bloom and die off after a bit but it is okay to clip off dead flowers to encourage new growth.
Bright indirect light will keep an African Violet blooming and happy. Avoid direct sunlight as that will burn the flowers and the leaves.
Keeping the soil of an African Violet moist is important for growth. Make sure the pot your Violet is planted in has good drainage. They are prone to root rot and good drainage can decrease the chances of that. They prefer to be watered with room temperature or slightly warm water.
- Humidity and Temp
Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for an African Violet. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.
An African violet will appreciate fertilizer every other time you water it in the spring and summer months.
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