Questions tagged [african-violets]

Also known as Saintpaulia. Herbaceous perennials often grown as houseplants.

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Can the african violet be propagated by leafs

I saw this photo of african violet leafs and just wanted to ask if it is really possible to propagate them this way. If anyone tried it and if it works
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Please identify this African violet

This plant has 5 leaflets that are pink/lavender with darker edged
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Please identify my African violet

Five petals color is fushia and white
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What is this variety of African violet, which has a tubular white with purple flower?

I would like to identify this African violet variety. It has a tubular flower, and is striped white and purple.
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How can I get rid of these bugs on my African violets?

I had two pots of Saintpaulia (African Violet). They've been doing pretty well, lots of flowers, and breeding! However one of them has starting having bugs. When the blossoms open up, there are one or ...
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How do I grow a new African Violet from a leaf?

Two days ago I was admiring a friend's indoor African Violet, and she told me I could grow my own from a leaf. I've never heard of being able to do that with any plant. She gave me three leaves, each ...
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Where Can I Get Saintpaulia (African Violet) Food? [closed]

I've been advised to feed my African Violets (Saintpaulia) with two type of food; NPK 20-20-20 for the leaves NPK 15-30-15 for the flowers The former comes in powder form, and 1/4 teaspoon of it ...
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Do violets die in closed space?

I will soon be making florariums (a garden in the bottle). I wish to include violets, but I've heard that violets will die in an enclosed space. Does anyone know why this happens? Is it lack of oxygen,...
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How can I determine if I have sufficient light for kohleria?

I want to grow some kohleria, not sure which variety, in the office, but I am not sure the light requirement is satisfied. Most websites said kohleria require partial shade sunlight. We don't have ...
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What is the best way to identify a Saintpaulia (African violet)?

Several times, I have had Saintpaulias (African violets) in unlabeled pots. I tried finding the variety name through several sites and they all looked different. How can I identify them?
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Will african violet fertilizer diffuse through clay pots?

I have several african violets in special clay pots. The pots kind of resemble a double boiler, and the lower pot is filled with water, then the upper section, containing the plant, is unglazed on its ...