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African Violet Diseases

African Violet Diseases and Pests | Symptoms and Treatment

African violets have a reputation of being easy to care for. It’s true that compared to other beloved houseplants, African violets are fairly easy to keep alive. Despite their beautiful appearance, they aren’t delicate things that droop at any minor inconsistency. However, like other houseplants, African violets do sometimes face damage from diseases and pests. …

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Miniature African Violet

Growing Miniature African Violets

In terms of looks and care, miniature African violets are very similar to regular African violets. The different classifications of African violets from smallest to largest are miniature, semi-miniature, standard, and large. All sizes of African violets are relatively easy to grow and produce beautiful foliage and blooms. The biggest advantage to miniature African violets …

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African Violet Diseases

African Violet Diseases & Fungus | Causes and How to Fix

One of the most common houseplants, African violets are loved not only for their beautiful appearance but also for their relative hardiness. It’s usually pretty easy to care for African violets, at least compared to many other houseplants. However, this doesn’t mean that African violets aren’t sometimes susceptible to disease and fungus just like any …

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African Violet Varieties

28 African Violets Varieties | Different Types

Originally, only one variety of African violet existed when the plant was first found growing in the coastal woods of East Africa. Now that African violets have been popular houseplants for decades, it’s no surprise that many varieties have been developed over time. All African violets have beautiful, slightly fuzzy leaves and masses of colorful …

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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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african violets houseplants

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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