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Saintpaulia Ionantha African Violet

Saintpaulia Ionantha African Violet Care Guide

Saintpaulia Ionantha is commonly referred to as African violet. The name Saintpaulia comes from the family name of the baron who first discovered the plant. The plant that was originally discovered was not easy to grow as a houseplant, but as new cultivars were created, the African violets became a beloved easy-to-grow houseplant. The plant …

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Trailing African Violet

How to Grow Trailing African Violets

African violets are beloved houseplants because they are easy to care for and capable of producing beautiful blooms nearly year-round. The only thing that would make them more attractive to houseplant owners is if the plants could be even more prolific. Turns out that more prolific African violets do exist. Trailing African violets are similar …

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A Beginner’s Guide to African Violets Houseplants

African violets are one of the most common houseplants. People everywhere love their fuzzy leaves and vibrant blooms. African violets can bloom up to 10 months of the year if conditions are right, so they’re a lovely sight when other plants have stopped blooming. If you want to start keeping houseplants, African violets are a …

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African Violet Yellowing Leaves

Why Are My African Violet Leaves Turning Yellow?

What Causes African Violet Leaves to Turn Yellow? Yellow leaves on an African violet may be annoying, but there are some times when this yellowing is natural rather than a signal that something is wrong. The lower leaves on African violets turn yellow as they get older. African violet leaves don’t live forever. After about …

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6 Reasons Your African Violet Won’t Bloom and How to Fix Them

African violets are beloved houseplants because they thrive in the conditions provided by most households and they bloom prolifically. Since African violets are considered a great houseplant for almost everyone, it can be annoying when your African violets won’t bloom. After all, if African violets are supposed to be so easy, then why won’t yours …

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Why are my African Violet Leaves Curling?

Although African violet blooms might seem like the star of the show, African violet leaves have an undeniable appeal. These vibrant, fuzzy leaves are unlike those of any other houseplant, and they seem to call out for attention. Besides being attractive, African violet leaves can give you clues about your African violet’s health. African violets …

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Why Are My African Violet Blooms Dying?

African violets are an incredibly popular houseplant for a reason. They come in a wide range of beautiful colors and are easy houseplants to care for, making them perfect for new plant lovers as well as more experienced ones. African violets bloom up to 10 months of the year, which leaves other favored houseplants looking …

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African Violet Pot

A Quick Primer on African Violet Pots

When properly cared for, African violets can produce cheerful, vibrant blooms nearly year-round. That’s one reason they’re such a popular fixture in indoor gardens worldwide. But to encourage your plant to produce this show-stopping display, you’ll need to make sure it’s happy and healthy. Mastering African violet care is a little more complicated than it …

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