Cyclamen Mites on African Violet Plants

What are Cyclamen Mites? Cyclamen mites are very tiny pests, belonging to the spider family; they are spider like and can attack African Violet plants. They are very small, measuring just 0.5mm in length and are usually invisible to the naked eye. You would need a magnifying glass to see them. Cyclamen Mites feed on […]

What Are The Best Type Of Pots For African Violets?

Choosing a pot for your African Violet plant is personal preference, however, you can keep in mind some basic guidelines to help you choose the right pot. What kind of pot material is optimum for growing African Violet plants? Examples of 2″ & 4″plastic pots, great to keep a few extra in your growing tools: […]

African Violet Sports: What Are They and How Do They Occur?

What is an African Violet sport? Do African Violet sports happen naturally? Why do African Violet sports occur? African Violet potting mix, perlite and sphagnum moss shown below: How can I identify/ confirm an African Violet sport? Is there an official list of African Violet sports? Few reference books below regarding African Violets, some of […]

What Pot Size To Use For African Violet Plants?

Why do African Violet plants need to be in a certain size pots? What is the ideal pot size for my African Violet plant? (a) Choosing pot size based upon type of African Violet: Examples of 2″ & 3″plastic pots, great to keep a few extra in your growing tools: (b) Choosing pot size based […]

Cleaning African Violet Plants, Why & How To?

Why clean your African Violet plants? Which tool should I use to brush off / clean dust / soil from African Violet leaves? Below are recommendations of useful items used to clean / groom African Violet plants: How to brush off / clean dust / soil from African Violet plants? Below are recommendations of useful […]

When And How To Divide / Separate African Violet Leaf Babies From Mother Leaf

After waiting 3-4 months, you finally see tiny baby plantlets emerging from your African Violet leaf cuttings. You are now trying to decide whether you should separate the babies from the main leaf or wait a little while. This article will hopefully give you an idea of when it’s the right time to divide the […]

How To Count Leaf Rows (Whorls Of Leaves) On African Violet Plants?

Crown and Leaf Rows Of The African Violet Plant: Examples of self watering pots for African Violet plants as shown below: *Our Affiliate Programs: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. […]

Why Are My African Violet Leaves Soft, Limp or Mushy?

Why do leaves turn soft, limp or mushy on my African Violet plants? What to do if your African Violet leaves have turned soft, limp or mushy from overwatering? How to prevent African Violet leaves from turning soft, limp or mushy due to overwatering? Below are perlite recommendations, useful for potting up suckers, as an […]

Why Are My African Violet Leaves Curling Upwards or Downwards?

Why Do African Violet Leaves Curl or Reach Upwards? Why Do African Violet Leaves Curl or Droop Downwards? What Are the Symptoms of Dry Soil on African Violet Leaves? Examples of 2″, 3″ & 4″ plastic pots, great to keep a few extra in your growing tools: What are the Symptoms of Root Rot on […]

How To Groom African Violet Plants?

Why Is It Necessary To Groom African Violet Plants? Grooming Habit I – Removing Flowers Grooming Habit II – Removing Leaves Grooming Habit III – Checking for African Violet Suckers Grooming Habit IV – Spacing And Rotating African Violet Plants Tool recommendations below, useful in regular cleaning of African Violet plants. Grooming Habits V – […]