The African Violet (Saintpaulia) produces a lot of flowers in a variety of colors. However, if you want a spectacular bloom, you must help them and respect some basic rules!
🌸 Main rules:
◾ Place the pot in a well-lit area, near the window. It’s imperative to avoid air flows because it may damage the plant.
◾ The pot should not be large. For this plant to grow properly, a container 4 inches in diameter will suffice. A larger pot will result in a more leafy plant that will produce many babies.
◾ African Violets should not be watered on the leaves. Eventually, some dark spots will appear on the leaves, causing them to dry out. Watering it in the ◾ middle of the rosette will also cause it to rot. The water should always be poured into the pot plate.
When you add too much water to the pot plate, the soil cannot be aerated, and the plant will choke. The leaves of your plant will soften if it is thirsty, and the plant will eventually die.
◾ Use only room temperature water. If the water is too cold, the Violet will suffer a heat shock and will die.
◾ African Violet has superficial surface roots. You must handle it with care when you change the soil. The transplantation must be done in spring so the plant could take advantage of the nutritional substances in the soil.
◾ During the blooming period, African Violets will need a surplus of nutrients. Use a fertilizer with balanced NPK content, especially made for African Violets.