Non Flowering African Violet - Knowledgebase Question

Norwood, MA
Question by acrcorp
October 16, 2001
please tell me how i can make my african violet plant flower.

Answer from NGA
October 16, 2001


The mmost common reason for otherwise healthy looking African violets to stop flowering is if they are not receiving enough light. They like a bright location, possibly with a sheer curtain over the window in the summer time and then no curtain in the months when the daylight is shorter. Another common reason is repotting into a pot that is too big. (These plants like to be in a slightly undersized pot.) They also prefer ample humidity (using a pebble tray or humidifier or grouping plants together may help) and an occasional feeding with a water soluble fertilizer for foliage or blooming houseplants according to the label instructions. (There are specialty fertilizers for African violets as well.) I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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