Does anyone here have African violet at home? If the answer is yes, do you know how to take care of it? Ok, just in case you don’t know yet, I will give you the information about African violet care. First of all, African violet grows indoor, not outdoor. The plants like filtered sunlight (means not directly hit by the sunlight), so it is a bad move if you place it at the open space which will be hit by sun directly. The other “habitat” that is suitable for them is under the florescent lights. Get the light placed above the African violet about 12 – 18 inches and let it shines for about 8 until 14 hours per day. Now it is time for writing about the main living place of the African violet which is the soil. Actually you will find it (the soil for African violet) easily at most home improvement stores as well as nurseries stores but unfortunately it is just too heavy for the African violet’s roots. So, how to solve it? It’s easy; you can use only one part peat moss. And please also use a lighter mix when it comes for watering your African violet.
African violet needs a moist but not too wet soil. This can be achieved by getting the soil watered right before the soil goes dry completely. For the part of the plant to be watered you can go randomly since this African violet can be watered either from top or toe/ top or bottom. Remember this, the use of cold water may cause spotting and also get the plant put in warm room. For the fertilizer, just keep it fertilized continually since African violet likes it. Now, if you put your African violet in a pot, pick the one that has 1-3rd diameter compared to the plant’s diameter (ex: if you have 12 inches African violet, then pick 4 inches pot).
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