Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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African violet cultivation

Saintpaulia ionantha

HOW TO GROW COMMON AFRICAN VIOLET

Characteristics of the plant

common african violet

flower

January - December. Flowers dark blue, dark rose, purple or white till 3,5 cm, with 5 unequal petals. Ovate leaves till 6 cm, velvety, reddish under, very hairy overside. Herbaceous plant coming from Tanzania, up to 15 cm.

water

Water it abundantly. A couple of times weekly along the whole year. Don't wet the leaves. So, water placing the plant on a plate or by means of a watering-can. Maintain the atmosphere humid without wetting the leaves.

gardening pot

Indoor or terrace plant, in a corner not directly in the sun. Very appropriate because it is in bloom most of the year.

weather

In very illuminated place, not directly in full sun, with a non inferior temperature to the 18 CÂș and a high environmental humidity.

shovel

By means of leaf cuttings in spring, on substratum for cuttings or make it root on water where growth hormones have been added. It can also be reproduced from seeds, although this method is not so effective.

soil

Permeable soil, not compact. Specific fertilizers for this plant exist.


Another species of " Saintpaulia"

Saintpaula confusa----------------..............

Saintpaula magungensis --------------................

punto rojo More information about plants cultivation in the listing above.

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