Vietnam prices stable due to African rice demand

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Vietnam has been contracted to sell around 100 000 tonnes of 25% broken rice to several African nations so far in June, helping to keep prices stable at the start of a harvest in the Mekong Delta, traders said on Wednesday. Broken rice, which doesn’t cook well, is usually taken out during the milling process…


How to Grow Your Own African Violets From Violet Leaves

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African violets have long been a household favourite. With proper care, they will bloom almost continuously. Here is an easy way to grow more. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you’ll need: a healthy plant, your own or a friends a small pot of seed mix a few small stakes a sheet of plastic wrap rooting powder…


How to Start an African Violet Plant

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African violets are very delicate and can be difficult to grow, but they’re beautiful enough that they’re well worth the effort. Knowing the best process for getting a new plant started is definitely half the battle. You’ll read about the entire process here, as well as an interesting tip that will make your violet blossoms…


About African Violets

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African violets, also known as saintpaulia, are popular houseplants and in warmer climates, the plants are used in outdoor gardens. African violets are prolific bloomers, often producing flowers throughout the year and they come in a variety of colors. African violets usually require little care after initial planting and will grow and produce flowers in…


How to Grow Beautiful African Violets

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African violets come in shades of white to deep purple with a variety of simple petals to elegant, ruffled ones. It doesn’t matter which variety of violet chosen the needs are the same. Be warned: Taking care of violets can become an obsession, but a good one as they give back much more than they…


How to Propagate African Violets

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Propagation of African Violets is a slow process, but it will produce more plants that you can use as gifts or to beautify your surroundings. Here’s how it’s done. Difficulty: Moderate Instructions things you’ll need: Rooting powder Select a large, healthy leaf from the plant you want to propagate and remove it. Cut the stalk…


How to Use African Violet Pots

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Many African violet enthusiasts use specially designed self-watering flowerpots for their plants. A classic African violet pot has two parts: a bottom section to hold the water, and a top container to hold the soil and the plant. The plant container sets into the lower section to drink up the water as needed. Once you’ve…


How to Care for and Feed African Violets

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African violets have dark green, fuzzy leaves and produce small flowers. The leaves of these plants are delicate and prone to injury from overhead watering or rough handling. However, African violets do well indoors if cared for properly, enjoying the mild temperatures and indirect sunlight found in the average home. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions things…


How to Maintain African Violets

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African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha) are popular houseplants and seldom grow more than six inches tall. Although the original color of the bloom is deep violet, varieties of the plant produce blooms that are pink, blue and, in some cases, two colors of the noted shades. Maintaining the plants includes providing them sufficient light, giving them…


How to Protect an African Violet from Insects and Pests

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A healthy African violet is easy to recognize. It has well-formed leaves, a strong root system, and frequent blossoms. It is free of rot; mildew; mold; fungus; holes in foliage or in blossoms; and of water-logged stems or leaves. Insect and pest damage is difficult to successfully treat, so prevention is key. This article presents…


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