How To Grow African Violets

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African violets are perfect indoor plants. For a start, they’re quite small, so they can fit into the tiniest apartments. They need minimal care and actually seem happier if they aren’t given too much water – perfect plants for lazy indoor gardeners.

Position – Well-lit spot indoors, away from direct sunlight
Water – Water when the soil is dry. Water only from the base by sitting the bottom of the pot in a water-filled container and allowing water to be soaked up by the soil.
Soil – Specific African Violet potting mix
When To Grow – Throughout the year

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a spot indoors that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight, like a windowsill behind a sheer curtain or on a coffee table.
Step 2 – Fill the pot with good quality potting mix, specifically formulated for African violets.
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4 – Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Hold the pot over a sink and water in well, keeping the water away from the leaves. Allow water to completely drain before returning to the saucer.
Step 5 – For subsequent watering,fill saucer with water and allow it to be soaked up by the soil. Allow soil to dry before watering again.
Step 6 – Feed fortnightly with with Yates Thrive Soluble Flower and Fruit Plant Food (check the label for African Violets) to promote strong root development, healthy foliage growth and lots of beautiful flowers.

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