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Nip it in the Bud! Common African Violet Problems & What Comes Next

Nip it in the Bud! Common African Violet Problems & What Comes Next

Caring for an African violet—or any living creature, for that matter—is a big responsibility. You are the keeper of health, the bringer of blooms, a benevolent bestower of beauty. And nothing throws that sense of duty into panic mode like a struggling houseplant. If you’ve arrived here asking, “How do I revive my African violet?!” you’re …

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Stayin’ Alive! A Beginner’s Guide to African Violet Care

Stayin’ Alive! A Beginner’s Guide to African Violet Care

In the proper conditions, an African violet can live upwards of 50 years. Well-loved for its vibrant blooms, this tropical beauty can brighten a space year-round if it receives the right care; but its fussy reputation can scare off novice growers. Luckily, it’s really not all that hard to keep an African Violet alive. You …

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Endless Summer: Here’s How to Grow an African Violet Garden That BLOOMS

Endless Summer: Here’s How to Grow an African Violet Garden That BLOOMS

African violets are small, fuzzy plants that produce a variety of brightly colored flowers. Popular among houseplant enthusiasts, these plants can produce vibrant blooms year-round if given the proper care. Create your own, one-of-a-kind indoor African violet garden to bring a pop of color to your home—no matter the season. Let us help you nurture …

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Bottoms Up! The Best African Violet Watering Methods for a Happy Houseplant

If your African violet were a zodiac sign, it’d be the sensitive Cancer. Highly affected by its environment, this delicate houseplant can be quick to wither or withhold its beautiful blooms. Luckily, like it’s zodiac counterpart, an African violet thrives when its conditions are just right. One of the most important things to get right? …

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Making Sense of African Violet Potting Mix (And How to Make it Too!)

Soil is the center of your plant’s universe: it supplies essential nutrients, retains moisture, permits airflow, and provides stability. Most plants can’t survive without it—including your African violet. But when it comes to this velvety companion, all potting mixes are not created equally. Wild African violets are only found in East Africa. They grow in …

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7 Reasons You Need an African Violet Houseplant NOW!

The African violet houseplant originally hais from Tanzania, and can be found in homes and businesses all over the world. Here are a few reasons you need one of these vibrant, velvety plants NOW (maybe even yesterday!). 1. Eye-Catching Blooms The African violet’s vibrant coloring makes this houseplant a fan favorite. While the first color …

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The Top 10 Secrets for Becoming a Houseplant Whisperer

Think of these top 10 secrets as The Ultimate Guide to Growing Houseplants for Beginners. Every new plant owner wants their plant to grow healthy and strong. But the sheer abundance of resources online can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few simple rules to live by to ensure a happy, healthy houseplant—no beginner’s luck …

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The Best Houseplants for Your Environment

To determine the best houseplants for your environment, remember that indoor plants need a few things to survive: light, water, fertilizer, soil, and the right amounts and types of each. Different plants prefer completely different light conditions, temperatures, and humidity levels as well. So what’s the perfect houseplant for your environment? How do you pick …

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Find Your Perfect Houseplant for Your Plant Personality

What’s the perfect houseplant for you? If you’re not sure which plant works best for your home, personality, and lifestyle, let’s use your plant personality to find out. Your Plant Personality To find out what kind of plant owner you are, consider the following: -What types of plants do you like most? Are you drawn to …

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