How to Repot African Violets
Instructions for repotting African violet houseplants that to prevent or correct overcrowding in pot.
Melissa J. Will
Potting Mix for African Violets
optional, with T5 or T8 bulbs
African violet houseplant
Remove African violet plant from container and gently shake away any loose soil.
1 African violet houseplant
Examine roots, stem, and leaves and remove any dead or damaged parts.
Pinch off any unwanted leaves from outer circle(s). These can be propagated.
Trim stem down to 1-2-inches in length with clean scalpel (use rubbing alcohol). New roots will grow.
Repot in fresh potting mix with lowest leaf stems just above soil level. Water potting mix thoroughly.
Grow near east or west-facing window avoiding hot sun or heat or under fluorescent lights for 12-14 hours per day. Ideal temperature is 65-75°F (18-24°C) with 40-50% humidity.
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