Last week while in Columbus I picked up the cutest little African violet. I think it was actually two plants growing in one container but I’m really not sure. I’ve been on the look out for smaller houseplants that could go in a terrarium of short I have at home. I was very exited to find the collection at this garden center. Today I’m going to share how I’m going to plant it with a little help online from my friend @houseplantguru.
— GardenChat w/ Bren (@BG_garden) October 1, 2015
— The Houseplant Guru (@HouseplantGuru) October 1, 2015
Propagating African Violet
A Perfect Location
Place African violets in a location that receives bright, indirect light. A site near an east or north window is often a good location. I’ve had mine growing in the north / east window of my home for the past 8 months and it is doing very well. The African violets loves 70*F in my home sun room. The terrarium I have it in keeps it protected from drafts and also provides a humid environment.
Attend a Club or Show Featuring African Violets
Last spring I attended the Michigan Orchid Show with my friend Lisa ( @houseplantguru ) It was a great place to learn about these tropicals / houseplants . I shared an album on Flickr featuring what we saw that day at : Michigan Orchid Show 2015.
- Growing African Violets : Georgia University
- African Violets Can Bloom All Year-Round University of New Hampshire
- Growing African Violets by Sandra Mason : Illinois Extension Office
- The Yard and Garden : African Violets : Iowa State University
After all the research I did today on the African Violet I’m going to look for another inexpensive container I can use as a terrarium for the new plant and follow Lisa’s advice on propagating the leaves. This is a plant I use to be scared to grow because I would sit them in the kitchen window and they would die. In the right conditions you can grow lots of African violets with plenty of blooms. Do you grow the African Violet in your home? I’d love to hear from you so please connect by commenting below.
Happy Indoor Gardening!