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African Violet Care Indoors: 8 Rookie Moves to Avoid

It’s no secret: African violets have quite the reputation for being very particular about the care they receive. This can give beginners a little starter’s anxiety, but it doesn’t take much to master the most important aspects of care. While many guides cover the basics of African violet care indoors, they often leave out easy …

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African Violet Colors: Perfect Pairings for Every Vibe

One reason for African violets’ enduring popularity is the dazzling array of colors in which they grow. From blush pink to bright purple, midnight blue to sunshine yellow, and nearly every color in between, there’s no shortage of shades to choose from. From mixing and matching color combinations to picking the perfect placement, getting started …

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Your Top 5 African Violet Food FAQs Answered!

FAQ #1: Why Should I Use African Violet Food? Like all plants, African violets power their essential processes by drawing nutrients from the soil around them. In the wild, natural cycles replenish these nutrients as they’re depleted. Unfortunately, in your living room, that’s not the case. Over time, a potted plant will use up all …

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7 Little-Known Facts About African Violet Flowers

Everything You Didn’t Know About Everyone’s Favorite Houseplant With dazzling, year-round blooms, African violet flowers make lovely countertop conversation pieces. Next time your guests take note of your cheerful companions, get them hooked on houseplants with these fun trivia tidbits. 1. They’re not really violets—Shhh! That’s right, our purple pal is actually a proud imposter. …

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5 Growing Tips to Consider Before You Buy an African Violet Plant

5 Growing Tips to Consider Before You Buy an African Violet Plant

If you’re in the market to buy an African violet, here are 5 growing tips to consider before heading to the nursery. Buying an African violet to add to your indoor garden is sort of a no-brainer. The small, easy-to-grow plants are known for their year-round blooms and unique velvety leaves. They make for the …

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6 Steps to Master African Violet Repotting

6 Steps to Master African Violet Repotting

Your African violet can produce dazzling blooms year-round with the right care. However, there’s one important practice that can make novice growers shake in their garden boots: repotting. African violets have several notorious quirks: they don’t like getting wet; they’re sun-sensitive; and they struggle in standard soil—just to name a few. It’s reasonable to worry …

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African Violet Fertilizer: How to Grow a Healthy Plant

African Violet Fertilizer: How to Grow a Healthy Plant

Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your African Violet Fertilizer is an essential part of keeping houseplants happy—and that includes your dainty African violet. Sometimes new growers don’t fully understand the importance of a balanced diet. This leaves them scratching their heads besides lackluster plants. But developing a feeding routine can feel daunting; what’s …

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8 Tricks to Get Your African Violet to Bloom Again

Nothing is more frustrating than bringing home a showy African violet that drops its beautiful blooms. What was the nursery doing that you got wrong? Or maybe your plant bloomed reliably for ages and then suddenly shed its pretty petals. How do you figure out the issue when you haven’t changed your routine? If you’ve …

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How Much Sun Do African Violets Need to Grow Well?

Learn how much sunlight your African violet needs to thrive in your indoor garden. You’ve done it. You’ve chosen the perfect addition to your indoor garden. It’s an African violet plant, and it’s perfect. With its unique, velvety foliage and its bountiful blooms, it’s fit to be your new favorite houseplant. When you get home …

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