Information About African Violets

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.

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By Laura Miller

Growing Episcia plants adds eye catching appeal to household décor. These colorful houseplants can test the hand of the most experienced green thumb.

African Violet Flowering Needs: Tips For Getting African Violets To Bloom

By Teo Spengler

Most African violets are sold when flowering. After that, people can have trouble getting them to bloom. What should you do if your African violate won’t flower? Click here for info on African violet flowering needs and tips on how to make African violets bloom again.

African Violet Watering Guide: How To Water An African Violet Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Watering African violets isn’t as complicated as you may think. Actually, these charming, old-fashioned plants are surprisingly adaptable and easy to get along with. Wondering how to water an African violet? Click here to learn more about African violet water needs.

African Violet Leaves Are Curling – What Do Curling African Violet Leaves Mean

By Mary Ellen Ellis

African violets are among the most popular flowering houseplants. But there can be issues with these houseplants. If your African violet leaves are curling, there are a few potential causes and easy solutions. Click this article for more information.

African Violet Repotting – How To Repot African Violets

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

African violets can live a long time, as long as 50 years! To get them there, you need to provide good care which includes repotting African violets. The trick is knowing when to repot an African violet and what soil and container size to use. This article will help with that.

African Violet Nematode Control: Treating Root Knot Nematodes In African Violet

By Teo Spengler

Nematodes of African violet are tiny worms that infest the roots. They are extremely destructive. For information about African violet root knot nematodes, click this article. We’ll also give you tips on African violet nematode control.

Fertilizing African Violets – Learn How To Feed African Violet Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are just a few straightforward rules for growing African violets. Water and light needs are two of these, but just as important is how to feed African violet plants. Click on the following article to learn more about African violet feeding.

DIY African Violet Soil: Making A Good African Violet Growing Medium

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.

African Violet Aphid Control – What To Do About African Violet Pests

By Teo Spengler

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.

Trimming African Violets: How To Prune An African Violet Plant

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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 Plant – How To Separate African Violet Suckers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

African Violet Diseases: What Causes Ring Spot On African Violet

By Kristi Waterworth

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.

African Violet Fungal Control: What Causes Powdery Mildew On African Violets

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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 Blight Control: Treating African Violets With Botrytis Blight

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Crown Rot On African Violets: Learn About African Violet Crown Rot Treatment

By Liz Baessler

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.

Reasons African Violets Are Leggy: Fixing Leggy African Violets

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

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.

Yellow African Violet Leaves: What To Do When African Violet Leaves Are Yellow

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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 Violet Plants – How To Grow African Violets

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

African violet plants have a few quirks, but learning about them and the proper care of African violets can make growing the plants less intimidating. This article has more information.

Starting An African Violet – Growing African Violet Plants With Seeds

By Heather Rhoades

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.

Propagating African Violets: Tips For Easy African Violet Propagation

By Caroline Bloomfield

Do you find yourself wanting more African violets? No need to go buy new plants…they’re easy and fun to propagate. Once you understand how simple it is to propagate African violets, it’s easy to become a bit obsessed with them. Learn more here.

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