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African Violet From Seeds

How Do You Propagate and Grow African Violets From Seeds?

For generations, African violets have been a favorite of houseplant lovers. If you are looking to start or expand your collection, there are many beautiful options to choose from. Most African violets are started from cuttings or from dividing plants. However, it is possible to grow African violets from seeds. This takes about the same …

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6 Common African Violet Leaf Problems—and How to Fix Them!

With bright blooms and lovely fuzzy leaves, it’s no wonder African violets are beloved the world over. But nothing is more stressful than when your plant starts to struggle—and you don’t know why! Leaf changes are one of the first ways your plant will signal something isn’t right in its environment. And whether you’re dealing …

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The Perfect African Violet Potting Soil Mix

African violets have a reputation for being a little finicky. But contrary to popular belief, they’re actually quite hardy! If you’re new to African violets, you just need to understand a few golden rules: keep their leaves dry; avoid direct sunlight; and be mindful of their delicate roots. The first two rules are pretty straightforward, …

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African Violet Not Blooming? The Ultimate Troubleshooting Checklist

With the right care, African violets can bloom in an array of delightful colors nearly all year round. That’s one reason they’re the one of the world’s most beloved houseplants. But what happens when your African violet suddenly sheds its flowery display? It can be frustrating and alarming to see your African violets not blooming. …

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How Do I Get My African Violet to Bloom Again?

Master the Elements for “Vroom-Vroom!” Blooms African violets are beloved for their vibrant blooms. With the right care, they’ll provide a rainbow of fuzzy foliage up to 10 months out of the year—brightening even the darkest winter grays. That’s why it’s alarming to see African violet flowers dying, dropping, or ceasing to grow. You may …

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Will African Violets Grow Outside?

Unpacking the Plant World’s Most Controversial Question African violets are known for their vibrant foliage, making them one of the world’s most popular indoor plants. But this might have you wondering, “Why keep those beautiful blooms out of sight?” Like many gardeners, you probably want to show these gorgeous plants off outdoors. This raises the …

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Why African Violet Leaves Turn Brown: 5 Common Culprits

Why African Violet Leaves Turn Brown: 5 Common Culprits

African violets have a reputation for being delicate, but they’re actually quite hardy when grown in the proper conditions. However, if something is off in your plant’s environment, it will quickly start to send visual cues. Changing leaf colors are one of the first (and most common) indicators your plant needs a little TLC. This …

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African Violet With Droopy Leaves: 3 Common Causes (and Cures!)

African violets are one of the most popular houseplants in the world, due largely in part to their eye-catching foliage. This makes it extra stressful when their usually vibrant, dark-green leaves begin to droop and dull. Sudden leaf changes are an SOS signal from your plant, but it’s up to you to determine the underlying …

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