Discover the Fascinating Beauty of 25 African Violet Varieties

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African Violets plant are among the easiest houseplants to grow. They require little care and thrive in bright light. And this plant also can be used as african violents office plant also, we will see how.

These small flowers come in many colors, making them perfect for adding color to any room for decoration of your room or garden with smooth beauty and a pleasant fragrance.

It is also famous for its lifespan. African violet has a very long lifespan which last up to 50 yrs.

Here in this article you will get all detailed information about this plant at basic level.

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Rare african violets


Common NamesGenus Saintpaulia
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature Size0.50 to 0.75 feet
Sun ExposureCan thrive in low light conditions
Soil Typewell-drained, slightly acidic soil
Soil pHpH 6.0 to 6.5 for strong growth
Bloom TimeThroughout the year
Flower ColorShowy
Hardiness Zonezones 11 and 12
Native AreaHigher elevations in tropical eastern Africa
ToxicityNon-toxic to humans and most pet animals, including cats, dogs
TemperatureBetween 65°F and 80°F with about 80% humidity

Choose the Right Planting Medium

There are many varients of low light plants available in market and for that You’ll need to choose the right planting medium before you plant your this plant.

If you are planning for repotting african violets, you’ll need to add fertilizer and water regularly. I am also using liquid fertilizer for my african violets and it is working very well. I can use that liquid fertilizer food which was for african violet on other plants too.

African violet only bloom when they are root bound. Always repot your plant with an organic potting soil only otherwise you may kill your plant.

Mostly these type of plant prefer well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight and flourish in indoor light.. If you live in a humid climate, consider planting your violets in a container filled with pebbles or gravel. The drainage holes allow excess water to drain away from the roots. You should repot your african violets plant every two years.

25 Varieties

1.    Humako No Name

2. Aroma of Summer

3.    Crimson Ice

4.    Lonestar Snowstorm

5.    Cherry Princess

6.    Zephyr

7.    First Kiss Blush

8.    Diamond Tiffany

9.    Summer Twilight

10. High School Sweetheart

11. Julia

12. Shamahanskaya Queen

13. LE Vega

14. Little Maya

15. Valeska Viol

16. Myakka Trail

17. Silver Romance

18. Peacock

19. Persian Prince

20. RS Vicomte

21. Ruffled Romance

22. Strawberry Wave

23. World to Your Home

24. Dean’s Aquarius

25. RD’s Gleam

How to grow African violets

It is recommended for each plant to be put into a pot that is not more than one inch larger in diameter than the current pot for this plant.

Now after putting this plant in pot just apply some amount of fertilizer (it works as like food for them) to keep it healthy and purne some amount of water.

Now below we will discuss about how tocare for african violets and it is basic information which is common for mostly plant.

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How to water african violets

How often to water african violets, its totally depend on it’s present conditions and climate at there. They should never go more than two weeks without being watered. It’s best to water them every day during the growing season.

Or you can water them once every two weeks during the growing season. It is easy to propagate from cuttings taken from the stem.

Simply remove the lower leaves from your african violet and insert the cutting into soil. Keep the soil moist until new roots form.

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Watering African Violets plants

These type of plants prefer bright light, which means they should be placed near windows or under lights. If you live in a humid climate, mist the leaves regularly to keep them from drying out. You can also use a spray bottle filled with water to mist the leaves.

This plant is very easy to grow, requiring minimal maintenance. They are drought tolerant once established, and they tolerate temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F.

The best thing about it, is that they look beautiful year round and can be used as office plant.

How to care for african violets indoors

It is an indoor plant that need to stay in a humid environment with easy to care. In their natural habitat they live in moist shady spots or on rock ledges and get sprayed by the mist of water falling from higher areas.

The best thing is Artificial African Violet plants looks suprb in lighted stand with diffused sunlight, but for best result we recommend to use all artificial african violet plants in day light.

Artificial African Violet plant for office decoration can be more attractive with lighted stand by adding new variety of artificial African violet plants.

African violet plant like to be root bound, because they bloom better and leaf out evenly. When you provide plenty of water, good light and less air movement it will not usually wilt or begin to die.

Food for african violets

These type of plants need lots of light and good air circulation west facing windows. If you live in an area with cold winters, you’ll need to provide extra heat by placing them near a sunny window.

You can also use a heating mat under the plant to keep it warm.

To prevent an Alabama violet, in my experience, I usually find that they prefer being avoid getting rootbound and they benefit from having a moist soil.

There is one exception and it is when they are grown in a hanging pot. A top-dressing and repotting less often will enable the plant to thrive with less frequent watering.

African violets are tropical plants and their leaves should never reach temperatures below 45 Fahrenheit or higher than 86 Fahrenheit.

That being said, there may be some times of the year where the temperature fluctuates between these temperatures making it hard for the plant to grow properly.

The roots can start to dry out from such fluctuations which can lead to wilting or tips of leaves turning darker brown giving a scorched appearance.

This plant loves bright light, which means they should be placed near windows or under lights. If you live in a cold climate, keep them indoors during winter months.

Fertilizer for african violets

You should feed them every two weeks with Best fertilizer (mostly in liquid form) such as fish emulsion. Water them regularly, especially if they are growing in pots.

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miniature african violets
Best Sunlight for African violets

This plant prefers bright indirect light, which means they should be placed near windows or under lights. If you live in a cold climate, place them in a sunny spot indoors.

African violet seeds

If you want to grow this plant by yourself from seeds then it is very easy process.

You can buy seeds from market or online stores, let it be in water pot for full night so that it can soak water properly.

Next day have best quality of fertilizer and pot all seeds into that and cover it properly with the help of polythene.

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But remember before you pack that, just provide moisturization it that and after cover it, put it besides window or shade.

After 8-10 days you will see magic that plants are coming out from seeds, now uncover it and you can pot them outside.

How to prune African Violets

If you’ve got this plant then you’ll need to prune it regularly. This will keep its leaves looking fresh and prevent it from getting too large.

You can do this by cutting off the top half inch of the stem with a pair of sharp garden shears.

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growing african violets

A novice gardener has a long journey ahead of them. And starting from something so simple as African violet plant will help with the many different stages needed for nurturing your plants to grow.

They also produce solid flowers inside of three months and are easy to transplant.

One should prun regularly it’s leaves to keep them looking fresh and attractive. The best time to prune is during the spring before new growth begins.

You can use sharp shears or secateurs to cut back the foliage. If you want to remove the entire leaf, simply snip off the stem at the base.

The African violet plant is a trailing plant, meaning it likes to be grown close to the ground instead of growing tall.

Their leaves have three sections and their flowers have five petals. They can grow to be up to 18 inches tall, but they can be taller if there is not something in their way.

African violet plant potting mix

Root bound african plant indoor houseplant from seed and it should be planted in pots that can provide ample drainage such as garden pots with drainage holes on the bottom or planters with holes in the bottom.

The pot should also have soil to give the roots room rather than them being over-compressed or crowded.

It is a beautiful houseplant that prefers dark areas. This plant very often wilts due to heat.

How long can an African violet live?

This plant has long lifespan and it is said that it can live upto 50 years.

Is it okay to touch the leaves of an African violet?

Occassionally touch to leaves of this plant is ok, but repeatedly touching it may stunt its growth. So one should avoid petting and stroking it’s leaves.

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