How to make the African violet bloom all year round and its care

The African violet is one of the most appreciated indoor plants because it gives flowers throughout the year.

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Here we show you how to make your African violet bloom all year round and the necessary care.

– How to make it bloom all year round

Although the African violet is very generous and flowers constantly, it sometimes runs out. For it to regenerate the cocoons, put it at a temperature slightly lower than normal ( 15 ° C ). When we see that the cocoons have formed, we can put it in its usual place. Once a year it is important to apply a universal fertilizer that contains nitrogen, but also phosphorus for the development of the flowers.

– How to water correctly

The leaves should never be wet. Its humidity can cause rot problems. If it is irrigated by immersion it will need water every week in summer and every two weeks in winter.

– Why leaves and flowers rot

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When the plant receives too much water, the leaves and flowers tend to rot. We should only water when we see that the substrate is already drying out.

– Why are the leaves pale

The leaves are deep green. If we see that they are getting lighter, it is certain that the plant is receiving direct sun. The African violet can only receive sun in winter, not all day.

After intense flowering, the African violet tends to get tired. If that is the case, all the flowers and buds have to be pulled, fertilized and allowed to rest.

– Why some grow but do not give flowers

Some fertilizers are rich in nitrogen, but lack phosphorous. It is important to use the corresponding fertilizer for each plant. If your African violet is giving away many leaves but no flowers, it is probably low in phosphorus. Add a superphosphate to the irrigation water.

– Why there are spider webs and insects under the leaves

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The African violet is not very sensitive to pests, but if it has gone through a period of excessive dryness it can be attacked by red spiders. This pest is harmful but easy to control with ecological methods.

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