Growing guide

How to grow African violets

These enduringly popular and compact houseplants offer charming flowers in various colours, from traditional violet through shades of mauve, blue, pink, red and white. The blooms are clustered above a rosette of furry leaves. Given the right growing conditions, African violets can flower non-stop for months on end.

Quick facts

  • Compact, flowering houseplant
  • Can flower all year round
  • Position in bright, indirect light
  • Water and feed regularly and carefully
  • Like consistently warm, humid air
  • Grow new plants from leaf cuttings

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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