Majestic palms and african violets - Knowledgebase Question

Broadview, Il
Question by shenequa_mil
July 19, 2009
My majestic palms are turning brown and im assuming im doing everything right. how long are the palms suppose to last before they die and new ones bloom, i do have a few new ones growing. And also how can i get my african violet to get bigger? it's currently in a 4

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2009


As long as healthy new fronds are forming, your majestic palm is healthy. There's no particular timeline in terms of how long a palm keeps its fronds.

Check to see if healthy new leaves are forming in the center of your African Violet plant. Here are some pointers are care: Give the plants average household temperatures, but avoid drafts or sudden changes in temperature. Place the plants in a bright window, but keep it from getting direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist, but wait until the soil surface begins to dry before watering. Use tepid, not cold water, and try not to get water on the leaves or crowns of the plants when you apply water. African violets like humidity in the air. To increase humidity, place the pot on a tray of pebbles in which you keep about a half-inch of water. As the water evaporates it will add humidity. Some expert gardeners are able to get African violets to bloom ten months of the year. This is because the plants are given perfect growing conditions. More often, though, African violets will bloom for a few weeks, then rest for several weeks, and then bloom again. Cut the flowers and stems off when the flowers fade. You can feed them about every two months with a complete houseplant fertilizer (read and follow the label directions), or with a special African Violet fertilizer. Good luck with your African Violets!

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