Tips for African Violet Care

Tips for African Violet Care

With the information we will give about the violets you will look after in your home, you can have violets that bloom continuously throughout the year. 

Details and tricks that are important in violet care.

1- Flower Pot Selection (It should be small and perforated)

Unlike other plants, African violets grow more efficiently in smaller pots with a wider but low structure. The reason for this is that the root structure of African violets does not develop deeply and it develops in a smaller structure compared to its leaves and branches.  Using large and deep pots will cause root rot in your violets due to the excess moisture and density in the soil.

2- Soil Selection (Soil should be moist but airy)

The soil in which you grow your African violets must be peat. The most suitable soil to grow your violets is the soil suitable for flowering plants that are specially prepared and sold.

3-   Light selection (Do not get direct sunlight)

Your African violets should never be exposed to direct sunlight in front of the window. The leaves of your violets, which receive direct sunlight, will rot with burning and then softening. The favorite light of your violets should be the east-north facade and places with plenty of light. Although not getting direct sunlight, the sunlight coming from behind the curtain at sunset and sunrise will make your violets happy.  With the appropriate LED lighting method, your violets will develop very well.

4-  Irrigation (Irrigation must be from the bottom)

Since your African violets are tropical climate plants, you can irrigate with two methods. The first method is bottom irrigation. Depending on the seasonal conditions, watering once a week from the bottom in cool weather and twice a week in hot and dry weather will make your violets happy.  The second method is wick irrigation. The wick irrigation system can be applied to all flowering plants and is the easiest and trouble-free irrigation method. In the wick irrigation method, a rope with high water retention is passed through the pot soil and removed from the holes at the bottom, and the rope is put into a water door that can be placed under your pot properly, together with the pot. The pot should not come into contact with water.

5-  Nutrients and Vitamins (Without nutrients, the plant remains weak and without flowers)

You can use liquid phytonutrients suitable for your African violets for their flowering plants. You should give their nutrients before the flowering period. Apart from liquid nutrients, you can give liquid vermicompost or solid vermicompost that you can mix into the soil. Giving too much fertilizer and nutrients will do more harm than good to your flowers. Apart from these, there are those that add dry yeast to five or three liters of water, dissolve it in water and mix it and give it to their violets and many plants as food. It is recommended to give dry yeast twice a year, once in 6 months, in the first spring and last spring months.

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