African violets are popular indoor plants, valued for their slightly fuzzy, ruffled leaves and colorful little blooms in various shades of purple, pink, blue, red and white. If you’ve never grown this cheery little plant, you may be surprised that African violet care is really very simple. The following information will tell you all you need to know about growing African violets.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Some people think they’ll have issues when growing African violets. But these plants are simple to keep up if you start with the right soil for African violets and the proper location. This article will help provide tips on the most suitable African violet growing medium.
When you find African violet pests attacking your favorite potted plants, you need to take appropriate action. For information on managing African violet insects, including tips for African violet aphid control, the following article can help.
African violet pruning is one important care ritual that keeps the plant attractive. Pruning African violets doesn't require shears or loppers but rather just a capable pair of hands. Click here for tips on how to prune an African violet and keep your plant its showstopping best.
Dividing an African violet - or separating African violet ?pups? - is an easy way to generate more plants to spread around your house, or to share with lucky friends. Click this article to learn more about African violet plant division.
The fuzzy, compact African violet is a favorite of indoor growers, but African violet ring spot can be a real problem for beginners. If your plants are suddenly sporting spots they shouldn?t have, it?s time to give this issue a look. This article will help.
White powder on African violet leaves is an indication that your plant has been infested by a nasty fungal disease. Wondering what to do about African violets with powdery mildew and want tips for its control? Click this article for more information.
African violet fungal diseases such as Botrytis destroy blooms and can attack other parts of the plant. Recognizing the symptoms can help you develop a plan of attack early on and head off an outbreak among your prized African violets. Learn more in this article.
The watering needs of houseplants like African violets can be tricky, and inadequate watering can lead to serious problems. One very common problem is crown rot. Learn more about how to spot crown rot in African violets here.
Just as age changes our bodies, age can change a plant?s shape and structure as well. For instance, with age, African violets can develop long bare necks. Learn what you can do when African violets are leggy in this article.
When African violet leaves are yellow, the plant is signaling trouble. Knowing how to take care of yellowing African violets can minimize issues but may also be a natural part of the growth process. This article will help sort things out.
African violets can be grown from seed. It's a little more time consuming than starting cuttings but you will end up with many more plants. Read here to learn more about how to start African violets from seed.