in this segment u-Randy Johnson and_Alan Beuckemeyer talk about African Violet Plants and Essentials needed for the plant.
African Violet Plants can become hot and dehydrated in cold weather. African Violet plants should not be moved out of their so called “southern climate zone” during cold winters. African Violets are cool season plants and grown especially for the garden at 5 to 10 degrees.
African Violets are when they lose water slowly, this needs to be fairly rapid or the plant will suffer dehydration and dehydration. African Violets have much longer bloom period that usually lasts 20-30 days. Some African Violet hybrids may bloom between April and October. African Violets will not flower in the evening, they thrive in direct light. African Violets like almost complete darkness all of the time as they need their Vitamin D. African Violets like their houseplant rocks watered two to three times a week but every three days is ideal.
House plants are directly grown from seed or seedlings with proper watering. In the fall, African Violets are placed in large shallow containers. Plants are planted in sturdy plastic containers (nail holes) and water surrounding the roots. The African Violet soil should be fine rock and should not be too wet. In the winter African Violets can be placed on a wooden support to keep the root ball from freezing. This will decrease germination rate in the winter and could cause the plant to be less successful in the future. African Violets like light in the shade with daily watering. African Violets may require soil temperature setting of 70 degrees during the winter with the snow in the late winter. African Violets grow best in full sun (25-75% of the total sunlight) and medium heat (25-65% of the total sunlight).
African Violets like a 15 to 20 inch growing soil depth. Watering should be done on the soil surface so that water does not run off to a soggy area and prevent the plant from deteriorating.
African Violets, like all house plants, should be kept indoors in the shade, it is also essential to take good care of the potting soil. It should be chilled well before use, fertilizer should be kept up to date. Leaching compounds should not be added to the soil. Moulds can cause soil organisms to become inactive and ultimately reduce the ability to control soil temperature.