Streptocarpus Saintpaulia, African Violet- Plant
|Sr No.||Product Name|
|1||African Violet- Plant|
|2||Comes in a grow bag (5″)|₹510.00
Saintpaulias, which grow from 6-15 cm tall, can be anywhere from 6-30 cm wide. The leaves are rounded to oval, finely hairy and have a fleshy texture. The flowers are 2-3 cm in diameter, with a five-lobed velvety corolla (“petals”), and grow in clusters of 3-10 or more on slender stalks called peduncles. Wild species can have violet, purple, pale blue, or white flowers. The plants get their common name “African violet” from their superficial resemblance to true violets. The African violet is a day neutral plant regarding flower development. Being compact and low growing they can suit multiple locations. Propagation is easy and fast, with the blooms having no specific flowering season, which means it can be in flower any time of the year and for long periods.
|Common Name||Sainpaulia, African Violet|
|Maximum Reachable Height||15-20cm|
|Bloom Time||Bloom round the year|
Planting And Care
- Grows well in bright indirect sunlight.
- Never place your African Violet in direct sunlight.
- Soil should be well drain and porus.
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
- Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
- Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
- Water slowly, so you don’t splash the leaves.
- Do not overwater the plant.
- As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of fertilizer
- Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
- During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
- Remove dead, infected or damaged parts of plant and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
- Mature African Violet plants won’t need very frequent repotting.
- In fact by doing it often you will reduce the flowering potential as a slightly pot-bound pot is helpful in getting the blooms.
- Very young plants or very pot-bound mature plants will need repotting, ideally in Spring or early Summer.
- Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
- keep away from the AC Vents.
- Do not apply water on plant leaves.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.
- Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
- Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
- Keep the plant in indirect light.
- Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.
- Can be grown on pots, hanging basket and also used to make topiary.
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