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African Violet

African Violet

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Description: African Violets are beloved for their beautiful, velvety leaves and vibrant flowers, which can range in color from purple and blue to white and pink. They are small, low-growing plants that are perfect for windowsills, desktops, or shelves.

🌿 Botanical Name: Saintpaulia spp.

🐾 Pet Warning: African Violets are generally non-toxic to cats and dogs, making them safe for households with pets.

💧 Care Level: Moderate. African Violets require a bit more attention, especially regarding their watering and light needs, but can thrive and bloom beautifully indoors with proper care.

📏 Approximate Size: Typically, African Violets remain compact, growing to about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) in diameter.

🌞 Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can damage the leaves, while too little light can prevent flowering. A north- or east-facing window is ideal.

💧 Water: Water with lukewarm, soft water when the soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Avoid getting water on the leaves to prevent spots. Bottom watering is recommended to keep the foliage dry and prevent root rot.

💦 Humidity: Enjoys moderate to high humidity. Place on a pebble tray or use a humidifier to increase humidity, especially in dry environments.

🌡️ Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Avoid sudden temperature changes and cold drafts, which can harm the plant.

❄️ Hardiness: Not frost-tolerant and best grown indoors in most climates.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, soluble fertilizer designed for African Violets every 4 to 6 weeks. During the winter months, reduce feeding.

🔄 Re-potting: Re-pot once a year in spring, using a light, fluffy potting mix that is high in organic matter. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one, as African Violets prefer to be somewhat root-bound.

🌱 Propagation: Can be propagated from leaf cuttings. Cut a healthy leaf with a stem, insert the stem into a moist potting mix, and cover with plastic to retain humidity. Roots and new plants will form at the base of the stem.

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