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…


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 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…


How to Groom an African Violet

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What do you think of when you hear the word "groom?" First thoughts might be of a bridegroom, of someone who tends horses, of the process of preparing a dog for show, or of the perfect lawn. Not here! In this article, I’m going to show you when and how you should groom your African…


How to Water an African Violet

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Generations of my family have enjoyed growing African violets. These beautiful houseplants bloom all year and are easy to maintain. The most common cause of death of an African violet plant is the result of improper watering, yet this is easy to correct. Three watering methods will be described; use one you like and you…


How to Grow a Healthy African Violet

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African Violets are so beautiful, but can be very difficult to keep healthy. I have had many African Violets over the years. I was lucky if I could keep them alive for a period of two weeks or less. Then my Aunt told me her secret on how she has kept her thirty plus African…


Violet-Pink Plants

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Plants and flowers provide color and beauty to your garden landscape and in home décor. Flower blossoms generally last through the spring and summer months, whereas colored foliage can bring life to your garden up until the first frost. A mixture of violet-pink plants and flowers is a lovely way to add depth and color…


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