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Saintpaulias, more commonly known as African violets, are a genus of six species of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae. They are native to tropical Africa and widely cultivated as ornamental houseplants. This complete beginner's guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to take care of your African violet and get them blooming like crazy!...
How to remove powdery mildew from African Violet plants? First remove all infected leaves, buds and blooms. Also remove all the remaining healthy buds/bloom stalks too. Second, water the plants well.
What I love most about African violets is starting out baby plants from leaves. It is exciting to see tiny leaves pop up from a leaf and eventually bloom for the first time! Because this is my favorite aspect of our hobby, I’ve had a lot of practice to show you to grow an African violet from a leaf. #africanviolets #avsa #blissstreetvioletry #renovatedfaith #leafpropagation
Do you wish there was a way to save your African violet from inevitable death? Or wonder if there are any tips to encourage them into flowering? Do you know for sure what is happening to them? I know the feeling when you’ve just acquired your first African violet plant from a well-known garden center with a lovely purple bloom. Or maybe they were sent to you as gifts or you inherited them from a loved one. You really enjoy watching them grow and flower. It’s a great sentimental feeling.
African Violets should be re-potted in fresh soil every 6 months and kept in the same size pot. Do not re-pot to a larger pot. African Violets like to be slightly root bound which promotes flowering. Root bound is when the roots start to grow out of the pot holes underneath the pot or when roots show on the upper surface of the soil.
It's super easy and fun to make more African violets from leaf cuttings! You won't be able to stop at just one! #africanviolets
Ever wanted to grow African violets? These stunning Saintpaulia species plants provide great color indoors and out. Our complete growing guide shows you how! #flowers #africanviolets #gardening #houseplants #garden
African violet plants are undoubtedly the most popular houseplants because of their beautiful flowers. However, they have a reputation for being temperamental. In this indoor flower gardening book, you'll learn, the right African violet pots, how to repot the African violets, and how to force them to bloom using the "Ball rolling technique." Sign up as an early reader to get your free copy.
Propagate African Violets from Leaves - So much fun to water babies from stems. Here is how to grow plants in water or in soil to start new babies. Several articles on the Saunpaulia, America's favorite houseplant can be found at avsa.org
Wick watering, takes the care and worry out of watering African Violet plants. By means of a wick, the plant takes up water when it needs it and can be left on its own for two weeks or more. [DETAILS]
Rob’s Whodunit: This is a semi-miniature variety known as Robs Whodunit. They are white in color with a bright red eye and a variable thin red edge, sticktite. They are pansy shaped and semi-double in type. The leaves are medium green in color and quilted in shape and glossy. The plant was hybridized by R. Robinson in 1993