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A Quick Primer on African Violet Pots

When properly cared for, African violets can produce cheerful, vibrant blooms nearly year-round. That’s one reason they’re such a popular fixture in indoor gardens worldwide. But to encourage your plant to produce this show-stopping display, you’ll need to make sure it’s happy and healthy. Mastering African violet care is a little more complicated than it …

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The Perfect African Violet Potting Soil Mix

African violets have a reputation for being a little finicky. But contrary to popular belief, they’re actually quite hardy! If you’re new to African violets, you just need to understand a few golden rules: keep their leaves dry; avoid direct sunlight; and be mindful of their delicate roots. The first two rules are pretty straightforward, …

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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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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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