Common names: African violets
Light needs: Medium to high indirect light. Fluorescent lights work well also.
Best temperatures: Warm, steady conditions.
Water and humidity needs: Allow soil dry out between watering. Avoid getting water directly on the leaves. It is best to water from the bottom of the pot up.
Growing guidelines: Use African violet mix in shallow pots. Repot every year. Fertilize twice a month in the spring and summer with an African violet fertilizer. Keep leaves dust free.
Common problems: Mealybugs and aphids. If the soil is too dry, the temperature is too high, or there is not enough light, the plant may have a lack of flowers. Cold water will cause spots on leaves.
Propagation: Leaf cuttings. Plant leaf with its stem in a moist but loose medium.
Comments: These make good dorm plants.
Currently in Greenhouse: Yes.
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