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7 Tips to Keep Your African Violet Garden Blooming

Learn 7 key tips to nurture your African violet garden and keep it blooming year-round. Now that you have one African violet plant, you might be thinking about growing your collection. It’s common for plant lovers to have a few African violets at a time since African violets are truly stunning little plants that offer …

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Everything You Need to Know About African Violet Leaves

Everything You Need to Know About African Violet Leaves

One of the most popular houseplants in the world, the dainty African violet is preceded by a reputation for being a little tricky to tend to. While mastering African violet care is really a matter of nailing down a few key tricks, understanding their sensitive leaves is a critical component. Let’s take a closer look …

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5 Steps to African Violet Propagation

5 Steps to African Violet Propagation

African Violet Propagation by Leaf Cutting and Dividing Plants Want to expand your African violet collection or give gifts to fellow houseplant lovers? Luckily for you, African violets are easy and inexpensive plants to propagate. This is just another reason why African violets are such popular houseplants—it’s easy to share them with others! There are …

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5 Tips to Keep Your African Violet Alive for Years to Come

5 Tips to Keep Your African Violet Alive for Years to Come

Discover the best ways to care for your African violet so it’ll stay alive and thrive year after year. If you’re here to learn how to keep your African violet alive for years to come, we think it’s safe to assume that gardening is more than just a hobby for you. It’s a practice that …

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3 Steps to Mastering the Art of African Violet Care

3 Steps to Mastering the Art of African Violet Care

African violets are one of the most popular houseplants in the world. However, these lovely little plants have a bit of a reputation for being prima donnas. But here at African Violet Resource Center, we call, “No fair!” Although African violet care has its quirks, they’re really quite easy to please. Plus, like any good …

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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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