Botanical name: Saintpaulia
Plant type: Houseplant
Sun exposure: Part Sun
African Violets are small, easy to grow houseplants with clusters are small flowers over fuzzy leaves. They will bloom with lower light, though medium to bright indirect light is best.
You can use an actual African Violet potting mix or an all-purpose potting soil. Keep them planted in small pots and re-pot once a year to allow fresh soil.
- Keep the soil lightly moist every day and avoid getting the leaves wet.
- Fertilize every 2 weeks with a high phosphorous plant food.
- Many varieties prefer warm conditions (65 degrees F or warmer) though some varieties can grow in cooler conditions
Cyclamen mites can occur. They are very hard to remove so dispose of plant and and isolate other plants that may have been surrounding the African Violet.
Wit & Wisdom
Water African violets from the bottom, and try avoid getting any water on the leaves. Dust the leaves with a small, soft brush.