Believe it or not, a few years ago I rooted a single African violet
leaf, and now have an east facing windowsill filled with mature plants, each an offspring from the original cutting.
are commonplace, old fashioned but beautiful.
In the case of African violets
, propagation is done by leaf cuttings which take root easily.
The African Violet
Society of America recommends using a 20-20-20 plant food formulation, mixed with water, at half the recommended dosage.
plant food (8-14-9), following manufacturer's recommended directions is even better.
The African violet
has become one of the most popular flowering houseplants in the world.
like sun so keep it in a south-facing spot.
Katy] picked a hyacinth, a hydrangea, a chrysanthemum, an African violet
, a lily of the valley, a trout lily, a bleeding heart, a jack-in-the-pulpit, and an Asiatic lily.
The Gift of an African Violet
Makes 30th Grandparents Day Special
showBOYLSTON -- The 52nd annual African violet
show and plant sale will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.
THE African violet
can flower for much of the year, producing delicate pink, purple, white, reddish - and even stripy - flowers above rosettes of densely furry leaves.
When the German adventurer sent seeds home, the African violet
quickly became popular at the Royal Botanic Garden in Hamburg.
Perhaps because they're so easy to grow, spider plants have seldom shared the cachet of such other houseplants as the African violet
, amaryllis or asparagus fern.
A friend's mother, explaining her own devotion, once remarked, "The African violet
is the housepet of houseplants.
Kalanchoe, which is also known as Flaming Katy on account of its fiery flowers, has similar requirements to the African violet
, although it does not require the high level of humidity which the violet does.