Plant questions and answers! This week: My African Violet’s leaves are pointing up at a sharp angle that doesn’t look normal. What is causing that?Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: Can I root an African Violet leaf in water from my aquarium? Yes, I imagine that you probably could indeed root an African Violet leaf in aquarium water. You might want to keep a couple of things in mind though…Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant 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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: Will African Violets grow under water? (Ask your plant or gardening question.) Well, for the most part, an established African Violet would probably not respond well to being replanted underwater, but suckers started from a leaf cutting can survive (even thrive) underwater for quite a while… several months or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Flowers are a popular gift for Mom. But cut flowers wither and die after just a few days, so why not get Mom a living bouquet instead so that she can enjoy your gift to her for years to come? Live plants and flowers are becoming more and more popular. So which living flowers make […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Name: African Violet (Saintpaulia) Type: Perennial Growth habit: Compact, upright (some varieties somewhat trailing) fuzzy-leafed plant with colorful blossoms. Most often seen in homes and offices as a decorative plant. Light Level: Prefers bright indirect light and even will even grow in environments with entirely florescent lighting. Water: Generously, but allow soil to dry out […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The move really messed me up. I lost a few of the rooted African Violet leaves I’d started, but I finally got to transplant some of the ones that survived. Looks like one leaf only had 2 babies on it, while one other had about 6. I cut the leaves off the babies and put […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My new African Violet home is working out well, but already getting full! I’m not sure how much longer one table is going to be enough. We’re moving in a few weeks so maybe there will be enough room for a second table. 😉 The miniature (my last variegated violet) is finally putting on blossoms […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Earlier this month I brought home an ugly old table from work that was just going to get junked. Thought it would make the perfect African Violet home, since my smaller makeshift growing surface was becoming crowded. It works most excellently and offers some room to grow: On March 1, a day or so later, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I actually had some time this weekend to snap some shots of my plants… something I hadn’t done in a number of years. It’s interesting to compare some between now and earlier. And amazing how long I’ve had some of these plants! Above you will see two photos of a ficus tree… it is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.