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When should I buy African violets?

When should I buy African violets?

Summer is the very best time of the year for growing African Violets; they are happy and we are happy at this time of the year.

How much do African violets sell for?

If you have access to a 4-foot by 10-foot area in a grow room or sunny indoor location, you can realistically grow 1,400 plants a year. In my area, African violets sell for $6 a plant. An extra $8,400 goes a long way on my homestead! I recommend starting African violets from seed.

Where is the best place to put African violets?

Grow plants in bright, indirect light for the best color and blooms. A plant stand three feet away from a west- or south-facing window is an ideal location. Plants will still grow when situated right beside north- or east-facing windows, but leaves will be thin and spindly, and plants less likely to bloom.

What is the easiest African violet to grow?

Trailing African violets
Trailing African violets are perhaps the easiest to grow and bloom, especially for the novice. They are naturally branching, spreading, plants that can left to do their ‘own thing’. No need to remove suckers to keep symmetry or encourage blooming.

Is Miracle Grow good for African violets?

For African violets and other flowering houseplants is this low NPK liquid option from Miracle-Gro.

How long do African violets live?

50 years
Repotting these blooms is so important due to their long lifespan. “Remember that African violets have a very long lifespan and have been said to last up to 50 years,” says Ryan McEnaney, public relations and communications specialist for Bailey Nurseries.

Are African violets expensive?

Named varieties commonly sell in the range of $6-7 each, but one without a name may only go for a few dollars. You may want to charge more if they are in decorative ceramic pots as well because the prices above are only for plants in inexpensive plastic azalea pots.

Are African violets profitable?

In fact, a square foot of growing space can produce nine 4-inch potted plants four times a year That’s over 1400 plants in a modest 4′ x 10′ area, which, at a retail price of $6, is $8400 worth of African violets!

How often should you water African violets from the bottom?

This method is more suitable if you have a limited collection of African Violets. An important point to remember when bottom watering African Violet plants is to top water at least once a month. This way you are flushing out any extra fertilizer salt build up and refreshing the soil/roots from the top too.

Is Epsom salt good for African violets?

Applied once per month epsom salts will help trigger bloom in your violets and be a good companion to your African violet specialty fertilizer. Dissolve two tablespoons of epsom salts in one gallon of tepid water in a watering can or pitcher.

Is coffee grounds good for African violets?

Are coffee grounds good for African violets? Coffee grounds are slightly acidic and contain nitrogen, which helps plants grow healthy foliage. Occasionally sprinkling used coffee grounds on top of your African violet potting soil can be good for the plant. Don’t go overboard, though.

What kills African violets?

Use a broadleaf killer that contains 2,4-D or Dicamba, and it will selectively kill the violets without damaging the grass. Another great wild violet herbicide is called Drive (quinclorac). Quinclorac is also sold in other lawn weed control products, under differing names.

Are African violets good indoor plants?

African violets are one of the most popular indoor houseplants. Whether you have just one or a whole room full of violets, these plants make this a cool hobby that has become part of my being. I hope you find the same joy.

Are African violets the only one color?

African violets are not the only one color anymore as there are multiple selections on sale for the perfect violet plant in your indoor garden. Violet blooms now come in many shapes and styles, stars, semi-doubles, doubles, ruffled, flat and are multi-colored from borders, speckled, stripped to solid.

What is an antique violets?

Violets that are exotic, original, unusual or antique. Including bell flowers, green blooms, rare varieties & the “original” African Violet, Saintpaulia ionantha (discovered in 1893)! The violets are shipped at different stages of their blooming cycle, so they can have only buds to almost finished blooming.

What is the best soil mix for African violets?

Some people use one part vermiculite with the African V soil mix, which is a good one and you can find it in your local store for cheap. Some soils, like the one mentioned above, are specifically designed for the African Violet, but you can make your own.