African Violets and Gesneriads forum→My African violet looks happy, but does it need help?

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Kellykmorales
Oct 14, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Okay, kind of a strange question... my grandmother gave me a cutting from her AV from the early 70's about 8 years ago, and it was doing alright, but hardly bloomed. About a year ago, I moved it to a window in a new office at work, and it has completely taken off! it is in constant bloom, it has so many leaves that it's top-heavy and is growing sideways. I am not an expert by any means (this is my only AV), but I honestly have never seen one do anything like this before. Is this normal? My real question is should I disturb it? Does it need re-potting or breaking up? It seems so happy I don't want to risk changing anything about it's environment. All I do is water from the bottom and about once a month spray a pump full of violet food into the water dish. Any ideas?
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Oct 16, 2020 8:29 AM CST
Hi Kelly and welcome.

Is there a central crown in the pot, and the growth to the right side an offshoot from the central part of the plant?

Joseph
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Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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mishkab
Oct 23, 2020 5:49 PM CST
Hi Kelly,
Do you like your plant? Do you like its appearance? If yes, why do you want to change something? It is just for you, for your enjoyment. Your AV looks like happy trailer. I wouldn't touch a plant if I am happy with it. Your AV will tell you when it is time to do something by stopping flowering, yellowing of lower leaves. AV needs smallish pot, good indirect light, and constant moist (but not soggy) soil to start to bloom. It looks like it has everything now. If you want you can start new plants from the leaf to experiment with.

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