African Violets
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non-blooming african violet

Zone Macon, Missouri 63552 | Anonymous added on February 24, 2017 | Answered

Why does my wife's African violet plant refuse to blossom?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on February 24, 2017

African Violets have some specific care details to optimize growth and blooming.

This link will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/african-violet/african-violet-care.htm

Try increasing the light. Keep the violets about 12" from the bright window or 12" from a grow light.
12 hours of light a day under a grow light can stimulate flowering.
If the violet is not getting enough light, the leaves will grow upward.

You must use a Violet fertilizer. Follow application directions on the package.

Good root system, means healthy plant. Use a good quality and well draining potting soil.

Humidity levels at 40% are optimum.

Keep the plant from any air conditioning or heat vents.

Sometimes a violet will just 'become vegetative'. Try tapping the bottom of the pot on a table--waking up the plant by adding a bit of stress.
Repotting can sometimes have a stress effect, that may wake up the plant.

Make sure the roots do not dry out!

There are cases that an African Violet will not bloom. Don't take it personal!

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