African Violet Basics

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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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 From Seeds

How Do You Propagate and Grow African Violets From Seeds?

For generations, African violets have been a favorite of houseplant lovers. If you are looking to start or expand your collection, there are many beautiful options to choose from. Most African violets are started from cuttings or from dividing plants. However, it is possible to grow African violets from seeds. This takes about the same …

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Will African Violets Grow Outside?

Unpacking the Plant World’s Most Controversial Question African violets are known for their vibrant foliage, making them one of the world’s most popular indoor plants. But this might have you wondering, “Why keep those beautiful blooms out of sight?” Like many gardeners, you probably want to show these gorgeous plants off outdoors. This raises the …

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African Violet With Droopy Leaves: 3 Common Causes (and Cures!)

African violets are one of the most popular houseplants in the world, due largely in part to their eye-catching foliage. This makes it extra stressful when their usually vibrant, dark-green leaves begin to droop and dull. Sudden leaf changes are an SOS signal from your plant, but it’s up to you to determine the underlying …

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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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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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