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African Violets

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One of the best known and recognized of all the common houseplants, African Violets are grown in the windowsills of many kitchens. Questions here include topics such as lighting, watering, proper soil, fertilizing, popularity, and propagation, as well as showing African Violets as a hobby, how to get started and finding shows.
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You never totally rid African Violets of mealy bugs. For badinfestation take plant out of pot trim most of roots off rinse offand, replant in a clean pot. Go to garden center get soil mealy butpesticide.
Cold water kills the leaves of African Violets. Where the water touches, it causes dead spots on the leaves. Room temperature water will not cause these dead spots.
Sweet violets are different from African violets. Sweet violets grow well outside in warm and humid weather. They grow in California as my Mother In Law grows them in her front yard. She used to live in Kansas and she brought some with her when she moved to California.
The little hairs are for it's protection against insects that will harm the leaves and plant. African violets leaves are full of water and they are very delicate.
I've grown quite a few over the years so I have a pretty good idea what they like. Lots of light, no direct sunlight. Water from the bottom. Sit in a dish of water for about 30 mins. When top is wet you're done. Do not water again until top is very dry, about every 10 days unless it's very hot...
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It's not in South Africa but in the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania that African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ] grow natively. Their first discovery and their first collection date from 1892, along the Tanzanian coast near Tanga. The second set of specimens were discovered at and...
Some varieties of African violet flowers can live a week although the flower usually starts to turn brown and will wilt.
yes break a leaf off and put it in good planting soil
The seasons that African violets flower depend on their variety. Some of the older varieties seem to flower all the time or at least every two months. Please refer to the related link below where you can see many photographs of beautiful African violets.
African violets do not taste like grapes. I don't think they would be good for us to eat, although they are not poisonous unless you ate an abundance of them.
Yes. When newly opened the may be used to decorate salads or in stuffings for pultry or fish. Souffles, cream and simmilar desserts can be flavored with essence of Viola flowers. The young leaves are edible raw ro cooked as a somewhat bland lead vegetable.
From the interaction between very bright light and water left on leaves African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ] get brown spots. Specifically, the spots represent areas of permanent damage to the leaf. Water droplets may be there because of a spraying or a watering. But they must be removed ......
A very pale blue that looks nearly white to a deep purple is the range of color that may be found in the flowers of the African violet [ Saintpaulia spp ]. From light green to a dark green that's almost black is the range in the colors of the top sides of the leaves . From almost...
There doesn't have to be a dormant period for African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ]. Specifically, they're capable of flowering year-round. Important factors are temperature, moisture, light, humidity, growing medium, feeding, and container. Particularly important are the light and the feeding in...
Your violet are not receiving enough light or enough nitrogen, fertilizer.
Wild violets grow well in full to partial shade. They will spread nicely.
Yes, indeed they do. African violets have beautiful flowers, they grow in many colors.
They are of low toxicity and will cause irritation in the mouth and possibly nausea
Yes but you would have shop around and place the order early.
You can grow African violets anytime of the year. African violets grow best inside the house in a well lighted (no direct sun).
Unfortunately no you can't. This is called sporting when you plant genetically changes either it's flowers, leaf color etc. It is possible by propagating you will get some plants like the original plant. African violets are known for their sporting like this. Some hybrids sports often and some don't...
Its a flowering plant
In Africa Vegitan probation is banned and vilont to living creatures
The type of soil one uses to grow African violets is one, if not the most important factor in growing African violets successfully. I had an African violet business for years called Rainbowviolets but not anymore. I used Sunshine soil which is the highest quality peat moss. I have given a link to...
Each variety has it's own genetic make up and will a different color. Pinks, purples,whites,red,blues,fantasy (light pink with purple splashes) and lots of colors in between.
Extreme heat and dryness, or some herbicides cause broadleaf weeds (of which Violets are considered in the lawn) to curl in on itself, or it just might be finished blooming.
An African Violet is a flower, also known as saintpaulia.
These are types, sizes and lengths of African violets recognized by the AVSA if you are going to show your violets: . Miniatures - Single crowned plant with small leaves. Plant cannot measure over 6 inch in diameter. There are also micro miniatures that grow under 5 inches but there is no...
If you mean Platypus, they are native to Australia and Tasmania
The gardener's responsibilities in treating an African violet [ Saintpaulia spp ] with a wilting root or crown rot fungus [ Pythium ultimum ] are the following: 1. Cut off the dark, rotted, soft parts of the crown; 2. Clean and disinfecting the container; 3. Replace the soil; 4. ...
'Violeta africana' is a Spanish equivalent of 'African violet' [ Saintpaulia spp ]. The feminine noun 'violeta' means 'violet'. Its definite article is 'la' ['the'], and its indefinite 'una' ['a, one']. The feminine adjective 'africana' means 'African'. Together, they're pronounced...
No , you may not use soil in which you grow an African violet [ Saintpaulia spp ] for growing other plants. But yes , you may use African violet-type soil for growing other plants. It's going to be a restricted, less familiar range of plants. Specifically, African violets need a soil whose pH is...
Feeding the plant with too much fertilizer is the cause of 'fertilizer burn' in African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ]. The visual clues to 'fertilizer burn' are found in the young leaves in the center of the crown. The leaves bunch together. Their hairs look brown-tipped, from the fertilizer salts...
Water dropping or being left on leaves and water drying in very bright light cause brown spots to develop on the leaves of African violets [ Saintpaulia spp ]. African violets are very sensitive to light. Any water on the plant's leaf surfaces dries as burned or browned areas because of the...
If you mean a white substance covering the leaves it's most likely powdery mildew. This can develop due to a lack of air circulation. Put a fan somewhere near the violets to help circulate the air. You could also change the violet's location if possible to improve its environment. To kill the...
These can be found online by typing in your browser, African violet self watering pots. These are available in ceramic, or plastic, many of our hardware stores or nurseries carry them also.
Its thick, hairy leaves help it live in its open dry environment.
An African violet likes moist soil with no direct sun and plenty of fertilizer. When watering, blot off any access water on plant. Keep your African violet in a room between 62˚F and 72˚F. Fertilize everytime you water. Violets need at least six to eight hours of daylight a day.
They will grow all year if cultivated properly. African violets grow very well under a fluorescent light. Some hybrids will flower three or fours times a year while others will only bloom once a year.
African Violets have seeds just like many flowers. The seeds are so small they almost look like 1/4 of an Ant. The seeds need moist and warm conditions. When planted the germination times vary by cross and by cultural conditions, but most seeds will germinate within 9 to 60 days, some may take...
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An African violet is a one crowned plant that produces beautiful flowers at around 6 months. An array of colors from yellow, pink,blue-purple, red, rose and much more. There are also trailing types of African violets.
Yes, the violets are small, vary from light to dark violet and have a light scent. Very pretty, sweet little flowers. Another answer There are many different types of African violets out there today, the above answer is referring to the wild violets or sometimes called "sweet violets" which...
African Violets do well in a north or east window.
Toxicity is low, may cause irritation of the mouth and possibly vomiting
If you have suckers or if you put down a leaf and new small plantlets have emergerd do this; knock out root ball, separate any single crowned plants and plant them into pots. A sucker is a plant that has grown out the side of an original plant but is small, carefully slice it from the mother plant...
Africa. Originally African came from Tanzania Africa. The proper name for them is Saintpaulia. Seeds came from Germany. Armacost & Royston Greenhouse in Los Angeles grew them in the 1940's - 1970's approximately and was the first large greenhouse to grow them.
By splitting forcefully:)
combine red and blue to make it violet
I'm not sure what you mean by "grow" but to care for them, keep them away from direct light, try to get some humidity in the room or put the violet pot on a saucer with a layer of pebbles and water. Just make sure the roots are not sitting in water. Water only when almost dry, but not too much. Just...
this small purple or dark blue flower grows in wet meadows and forests. it grows very well all over New Brunswick. the purple violet was chosen as the provincial flower in 1936. it is also known as Viola Cucullata.
Toxicity is low and can cause irritation of the mouth and mild nausea if eaten, , to be safe, dont put fingers in the mouth after touching the plant
African violets prefer soil that is slightly acidic, about pH 6.0 to 6.5. You should use fertilizers made for acid loving plants in order to keep the soil acidic. This is important because city tap water is kept slightly basic or alkaline to prevent pipes and equipment from corroding. So prolonged...
I presume you mean, you want an onomatopoeia associated with flowers? Unfortunately off the top of my head I cannot think of one, but hopefully my clarification of the meaning of your question will help future answerers answer it :D
They can be, the variety Garden News produces fully double white flowers
The cool weather is the factor that caused the leaves turned intopurple color of some st.paulia species.
No, toxicity is low and may cause irritation in the mouth and possible vomiting
you can self pollinate them by taking the pollen from one flowers anther and sticking it to the tip of the stamen of a different flower.
It has been my experience that African violets seem to prefer being a bit "pot bound" Mine tend not to bloom until the appear a bit crowded in their container. They also need a fair amount of sunlight to bloom. I keep mine on the covered front porch in summer where they get lots of bright but no...
The botanical name for the rhea plant (AKA Ramie plant) is Boehmeria nivea.
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Try some strong weed killer.
This is called sporting. Sometimes a variety will revert back to one the parent colors or ancestors.
Yes, violets can produce seeds.
No, they are not. Taproot plants roots are long like a carrot.
Maybe a seed was droped from a bird flying over your house or maybe it was carried by the wind and fell in your yard. This is most likely a wild type of violet.
African violets do not like direct sunlight because the leaves will be burned and unsightly spots will appear. They do need good light from the north or east window. They require 8 to 10 hours a day to bloom well. Give enough water to keep violets moist (not soaking wet) all the time.
The leaf stalk is where roots and buds develop.just insert it infine porous loam sandy soil.
Minimal amount. The mixture of soil and compost is a permanentenriched fertilized soil for that cute plant.
Saintpauliis are clump growers so when becoming too large take theplant out of the pot, gently shake off the soil and loosen theroots, find pieces at the base with roots attached and gently pullit away from it's neighbour teasing the roots out with it. Pot upthe offshoots and you will have new...
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Mites, thrips if you get a bad infestation. My cats have been known to take a bite once in awhile.
Yes.it needs light porous soil to ensure the optimum rootdevelopment.one sample is the fine river sand mixed with porousvolcanic soil plus humus.
It depends where you live. It will not tolerate cold or dampconditions so anywhere unlike it's native climate it will requireprotection.
That is an intriguing kuestion. African violets are succulent houseplant and is used to beautify the indoor garden.the unikness ofthat plant add unikness too to the grower cause it is difficult tomaintain a healthy type of st.paulia plant.
African violet is the common name the proper name is Saintpaulia.
The hints in the name, South Africa.
Not in direct sun but ok in area shielded with tinted glass orplastic sheet.that plant cannot tolerate wet conditions and longdirect sun rays exposures.
African violets are propogated by leaf cuttings.
The leaves with its stalk will develop roots when inserted toporous soil like fine sand or black loam soil.
Yes, fire can change lots of different colors please refer to the web site I have listed below.
There are African violets which are houseplants, these can be found at a nursery, online, hardware stores, you wouldn't find them growing in the wild in the US, it's not the proper climate. There are wild violets that grow outside and can be found in some nurserys and sometimes they grow on hills if...
Yes, I have new info that Epsom Salt can be beneficial for African violets, in moderation. Please follow the directions on the Epsom Salt container.
Chimeras survive by producing suckers which usually have the same genetic make up but sometimes they sport which means their offrings looks different from the original plant. These are easy and strong growers.
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Well, African violets in the wild disperse their seeds with the help from birds and certain insects. African violets as a rule do not self polinate because the seed pods are very hard. Hybridizers make a cut or break into the seed some how to get to the powder.