What do you do with overgrown African violets?

Where do you cut African violets?

Cut at the base of the pedicel, close to where it branches from the main blossom stem (peduncle). When you’re left with just a couple of flowers remaining on the blossom stem, remove the entire stem (for appearance’s sake, if nothing else), down to its base.

Do African violets like to be crowded?

Violets need to feel crowded to bloom, but when a plant gets too big for its pot, divide the plant’s separate-looking leaf heads. … Place in potting soil after the roots and leaves become well formed.

Do I deadhead African violets?

Deadhead African violets to encourage more blooms. African violets make useful flowering houseplants since they can bloom for up to nine months per year. They do need the other three months off as a rest period.

How often should you water an African violet?

With a self-watering system, water usually needs to be added every 5-7 days. A water level indicator or marking will be present on the outer container. When using self-watering containers, remember to add a layer of perlite at the bottom of the inner container.

Why do African violet leaves get limp?

Excessively dry or overly wet soil can result in African violet limp leaves. When the potting soil for African violets is too dry, the leaves wilt because they aren’t getting enough water, but African violet leaves also wilt when the soil is too wet. The roots need air as well as water, and soggy soil drowns roots.

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