You can grow African violets anytime of the year. African violets grow best inside the house in a well lighted (no direct sun).
Wild violets grow well in full to partial shade. They will spread nicely.
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.
Yes, indeed they do. African violets have beautiful flowers, they grow in many colors.
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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 naturally protected by trees or shrubs. They are pretty hardy.
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They first bloom in the spring.
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.
African Violets grow great in acidic soil
No, African violets are not endangered, many hobbyists grow them and show them. However, most of the African violets grown by hobbyists are hybrids. On another hand, some subspecies of the Saintpaulia species (the African violets as they were discovered in the nature) are endangered.
They prefer to grow in the shade, under trees.
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 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. You can also grow violets using flourescent lighting. Give enough water to keep violets moist (not soaking wet) all the time.
African violets can be grown all year round in the house using flourescent lights or a North window.
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About 6 to 10 inches tall.
Yes, African violets like acid soil, some people mix coffee grounds in around the soil to keep it acidic.
African violets can't grow 25 feet tall. Giant African violets are 12-16 inches.
Yes, you can grow African violets in an aquarium or like atmosphere. Especially the trailing and miniature varieties. They love the humidity. They sort of take care of themselves in there. The African violets would need repoting every six months or so and would need fertilizing everytime you water which would be sparingly.
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a NORMAL violet normally grows to about 00.2 millimeters
The flowers of violets look a little like little faces, and grow on relatively thin stems, so when the wind blows they sway with the wind and look like nodding faces.
African violets have "hairy" leaves and so does a plant commonly called Lambs Ear.