• How long can African Violets live?


    Lavender African VioletPlant questions and answers! This week: How long will an African Violet live? With proper care, an African Violet can live many years and re-bloom many times! (Ask your plant or gardening question!)

    Managing roots is important, because root death is often what kills an African Violet, young or old. Root death happens most often because of poor water management (too little water or too much), which I’ve found to be most difficult when a plant is root-bound or in a pot that is too big. Keeping a violet smaller and in a proper-size pot can help the root system stay healthy. Removing about 1/3 of the roots and the leaves when repotting can also help keep a violet healthy.

    Happy planting!

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