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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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How to Fertilize Your African Violet Plant

How to Fertilize Your African Violet Plant Fertilize your African Violet knowing you are providing a consistent dose of nutrients to help your plant thrive all year long. We created the original African Violet Plant Food to support your African Violet plant health and root system. It also promotes colorful, vibrant blooms. Our custom formula …

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African Violet Leaves Curling: What Your Plant Is Telling You

African Violet Leaves Curling: What Your Plant Is Telling You

Want to become a plant psychic? It’s simple. Learn the language of their leaves. Changes to your plant’s foliage are often the first indication that something’s not right. The delicate African violet is no exception. One common symptom—leaves beginning to curl—is particularly perplexing. That’s because slight variances in the ailment can signify very different issues …

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6 Signs Your African Violet Is Dying and How to Revive It

6 Signs Your African Violet Is Dying and How to Revive It

Learn the six most common signs your African violet is dying and what you can do to nurse your plant back to health. Having an African violet is a joy. Its blooms are always vibrant and its foliage is always lush. You choose the perfect decorative pot for your African violet, and it quickly becomes …

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