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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.
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.
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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.
Wild violets grow well in full to partial shade. They will spread nicely.
They are of low toxicity and will cause irritation in the mouth and possibly nausea
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
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.
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...
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.
Toxicity is low,  may cause irritation of the mouth and possibly vomiting
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.
Yes, violets can produce seeds.
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 the  plant out of the pot, gently shake off the soil and loosen the  roots, find pieces at the base with roots attached and gently pull  it away from it's neighbour teasing the roots out with it. Pot up  the offshoots and you will...
Romeo means strong and the wild medicinal plant with the nameromerillo is one candidate.it is bidens alba of florida and I havethem here in the tropical Philippines.yes it is adaptive plant withstrong phytochemicals strong enough to kill pathogenin microbes andexterminate cancer growth in the body...
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 damp  conditions so anywhere unlike it's native climate it will require  protection.
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.
The scientific name for African violets is Saintpaulia.
I know one worm with hair that love to eat the leaves and flowersof that plant.it is called higad in tagalog.
African violets can be grown to flower all year round indoors.
African violets are originally from Africa where it is very tropical. Therefore, they need constant moisture but not sitting directly in water all the time or they may rot. Don't let your violet every become bone dry, water again when plant starts to become a little dry on top of the soil. Provide...
It likes moist soil with no direct sun shinning on them. When watering, do not get any water on its leaves although if you blot it off no damage will occur. If you have a pet then keep the plant away from the pet as best you can. Keep your African violet in a room between 62˚F and 72˚F. African...
  A miniature violet is recognized by the African violet association to measure not larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  Your plant may be too dry and needs watering or the plant is diseased with soil mealie bugs, or suffering from being too wet continuously.
  To make more violets this is called propagating. Cut a leaf from the second or third row from your African violet plant , recut stem on an angle leaving about 1 1/2 inches long, poke down into fresh new soil less mix (equal parts peat moss, vermiculite and perlite) in a 2 inch pot, water till...
  The hybridizer gets to name the African violet that he or she cross-pollinates between different cultivars or species.
African violets are not poisonous to pets if they eat a little but not a daily diet. Warning; Cats love to eat African violets, maybe give your cat some cat grass so it will possibly leave your violets alone.
No, African violets thrive better indoors because of possibilities of insect infestation and they are sensitive to extreme weather changes. There are some outdoors violets but these are not African violets. They produce small purple blossoms, these are wild violets.
  It is recommended that we fertilize our African violets every time they are watered. Mix according to directions on container. Good fertilizers are Jacks, optimara, miracle gro, you can find these online.
  Yes, a trailing African violet is in the "Trailer" classificatiion, these produce multiple crowns as apposed to single crown African violets. Trailers are classified as miniature, semiminiature or standards. These trailing violets may or may not trail over the sides of the pot. Some are the...
Artificial lighting is excellent. Use shop lights from hardware store, the inexpensive type. Purchase the fixture 48in long. Use bulbs, one cool and one warm type. Place six to eight inches above plants, this can be accomplished by attaching fixtures under a shelf. They do make the adjustable wire...
  African violets grow fairly fast if given the proper growing conditions and light, a new leaf from the center crown area will emerge about every three or four weeks. It takes a good six to seven months to maturity and then it will start blooming. Some varieties grow faster than others.
Possibly the brown spots are caused from over-watering your violets, it's called root rot. It's hard to tell what is wrong without seeing it. Try repotting them into fresh African violet soil-less soil. Also, while you have the root ball out, check if it looks healthy. Keep plants moist allowing...
2 parts nitrogen, 3 parts phosphate, 2 parts potash.
  they will most likely germinate and start new plants
No. If eaten they might give a stomach ache and diarea though.
With the right conditions ,yes.
        Basic tips for growing African violets           Materials to use   One Part vermiculite, medium or fine grade.   One Part perlite, medium grade.   One Part Canadian Peat Moss or Violet Mix of your choice.   Dolomite lime use two Tablespoon...
Yes, it is a quite beautiful flower.
There are many different types of fungus: Powdery mildew which is found on the leaves and show up as powdery moist residue. Treat by misting with Neem oil either the 100% type or Neem ll by Greenlight brand from a hardware store. Another type of fungus is the kind that grows on top of the soil a...
  It's a symbol of sweetness and appreciation.
African violets thrive inside with temperatures between 68 and 85 but can survive hotter temps if there is a fan blowing or air conditioning, please note: they cannot survive direct sun they will burn up.
African violets can be grown all year round in the house using flourescent lights or a North window.
African violets are located and originally came from Africa. You can purchase these online or in nuserys where they are also located at.
In this web site you can find both fruit , seed and seed pots of African violet. See related link below.
The African violet's botanical name is Saintpaulia and it originated from Africa where it is very tropical. African violets grow as single stemmed multiple stemmed plants. Some trailing varities trail over the pot. Flowers come in an array of colors of: yellow, peach, rose, pink, fushia, purple,...
If your asking about African violets they can be found in some plant nursuries or in your local hardware store. They can be found online also. African violets are sold pretty much all over the world. I have shipped to different countries when I had my business.
  African violets will not do well at all in temperatures below about 60 and won't do well if grown outside without shelter and warmth. They will turn brown and die. Grow them in temps between 60 and 90 degrees with good ventilation.
  Here is a very good web site, I put it in the related links below for you.
  It could be that either; the area your growing them in is too cold or maybe it's getting a draft on it. Sometimes if the plant is getting to much light or there might be a relection off the tray your plant is sitting in will cause curling of leaves.
From seed it takes about 7 to 9 months until it flowers.
  Please refer to the related wikiAnswer link that has already been answered about fungus.
  These are not related to the African violet family, they are in the lily family.
It is possible but they don't grow well in the water, this is because violets need soil for their nutrients so they will grow beautiful and strong. Violet roots needaeration that they receive from growing in African violet soil. I did try growing some in water a few times but they were spindly. It's...
Yes , an African violet [ Saintpaulia spp ] is an angiosperm. It's a flowering plant that produces seeds. Along with gymnosperms, angiosperms represent the division of flowering plants within the plant kingdom. But angiosperms differ from gymnosperms by having such characteristics as flowering and...
  A sucker that grows from the side of the main stem of the plant and can cause the plant to grow distorted and not straight. You can remove these suckers when they reach about one and a half inches with a pencil or skinny object and stick it in where the sucker is growing and pop it off, they...
Violets don't like direct sunlight, they will receive burnt patches. Keep violets damp to a little on the dry side (not bone dry though)
No. A stars color is determined by the heat it produces. Like a peice of metal when heating up will got from red to yellow to white (red being cooler the white) a star color is determined by its color. to get a better example of this see this chart which shows star temperature in Kelven. Stars can...
When plants are cultivated, this means they are grown in nursery's, universities or propagated in our homes. This is the opposite of plant life growing in the wild or in forests, for example.
African violet plant get watered around the soil area. They also receive moisture from the air. Some of us just pop round to shops and buy a bottle of Dasani.
When you cut the top off an African Violet, you throw the bottom away and keep the top! Actually, you can keep both. What I do is select some fat, sturdy top pieces about three inches long (trim off the bottom leaves) and leave them on a piece of paper to air dry for 24 hours.    Then put them...
The seeds from an African violet are light tan to a light brownish color, very tiny, much smaller than the top of a sewing pin head.
African violets grow as a single crowned and or trailing species. Small plantlet can be grown from a leaf if the leaf is planted in a soil less mixture. African violets are fairly easy to grow. Plants are grown in pots from 2 to 6 inches, depending on their classification; miniature, semiminiature,...
You can find African violets in Nurseries but be aware of insects they may carry. There are some good growers online. Please view the related link I have placed. These can be grown under a shop light in your house or in a North window. It's not a good idea to grow them outside as they don't like the...
There are some Russian Hybridizers that have raised very large varieties of African violets within the last five or so years. Please see the related link.
The root system of an African violet Houseplant are fine, tan colored. Wild violets that grow outside have a little different root system, are a little thicker and hardier for outside weather conditions.