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Those velvety soft leaves will tell you if your African Violet is getting enough light but take care not to get water on them.
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African violets are so popular as house plants that there is actually an African Violet Society of America (https://africanvioletsocietyofamerica.org/) with loads of really useful information. For instance, logic tells you that any indoor plant that blooms virtually year-round needs plenty of indirect light, but if your African violet has upward growing foliage, that means the plant is reaching for the light and needs more of it. Pots should be a third of the diameter of the plant's spread in order to promote blooms, so a plant with a 6-inch spread should live in a 2-inch pot. And try not to get water on those soft fuzzy leaves. That will result in ugly permanent spots and possibly cause the plant to rot.
|Common Name||African Violet|
|Mature Size||6" - 8" tall and wide|
|Optimum Temperature||60°-80° F|
|Characteristics||House plant, blooms year round under ideal conditions, pet-friendly|
|Light||Well-lit room, no direct sun, or use artificial lights to encourage blooms|
|Water||Water thoroughly when surface soil is dry. Good drainage a must.|
|Structure||Low growing wheel of leaves|
|Bloom Color||Blue, magenta, violet|
|Photos||Real images, not stock photos|
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