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African Violets ~ Day 124

Today is a new day. I am hoping for good things. Starting with my posts being published correctly. If this one comes across with no photo, not my fault.

These African Violets are a favorite houseplant of mine. They are delicate and can be a challenge to grow. 

Here are a few tips if you are interested in growing these beauties:

  • Keep the soil lightly moist, but avoid getting the leaves wet, as they are susceptible to rot. Use room temperature water.
  • Fertilize every 2 weeks with a high phosphorous plant food, but only during the summer growing season. Only start to fertilize when the plant appears to need an extra boost. Over-fertilizing is a more common problem than under-fertilizing.
  • Many varieties prefer warm conditions (65 degrees F or warmer) though some varieties can grow in cooler conditions.
  • Thin, dark green leaves tell you that the plant is getting too little light.

I am sharing a photo and hope you can see it as well. Let’s hope we all have a great day today!

Photo ยฉCarolDM2018

I am continuing with the 365 Photos Challenge and I am now on Day 124.

African Violets

This is one of several violets I have inside. They are delicate tiny blooms. Always bring a little happiness to my day.

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Written by Carol DM

14 Comments

  1. Hehe, you used such a beautiful flower for “testing”?

    Ok, I’m just joking! It’s beautiful!!
    And great tips! Too bad I don’t grow these here

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