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Apr 24, 2018 6:24 AM CST
Rotterdam, Netherlands
I recently got a plant from my dad but I have no idea what kind of plant it is or how to take care of it. I would like to know the following about the plant:

-What kind of plant is it?
-How often should I water it and how much water?
-how much sunlight does it need?

Any other tips are highly appreciated!

Thank you for your help.
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Apr 24, 2018 6:29 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Apr 24, 2018 6:30 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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Its an African Violet, other members will have great advice for you, I have never had any luck with them, I think I've always had a watering issue D'Oh!

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Apr 24, 2018 6:31 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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African Violets like high light situations but no direct sun which will burn the foliage. A location of a bright window is perfect as long as the hot sun does not fall on the leaves. Keep the soil just barely moist; roots will rot if it stays too wet.
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Apr 24, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Consistent with what Lin has posted, a north windowsill is a great location for your AV.

Avoid repotting it and leave the roots undisturbed. That will make over watering less likely. Water thoroughly as soon as the surface feels dry. Avoid letting the leaves get wet.
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Apr 24, 2018 11:03 AM CST
Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Use slightly warm water, they do not like it cold, at least mine don't. I always water from the bottom.
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