Indoor Gardens / February 9, 2017

African Violets

African Violets are one of the easiest and loveliest blooming houseplants I can grow!

I decided to add a plant by the back door and one in the laundry room where they won’t take up too much space but make me smile when I see them:)

Both rooms have a sunny window to provide enough light for those cute little flowers.

I gathered my materials: Fertilome African Violet Soil, pots I had in the basement, Bonide Houseplant Systemic, African Violets, Polished Rocks, Moss and dried Lychens

I filled both pots about 1/2 inch from the top and created a hole in the middle so I could set the plant down in the soil and then push the soil back around the plant.

 I added enough soil around the plant and packed it in so that it was

level with the base of the plant.

Then I sprinkled the Systemic around the top of the soil to keep the fungus gnats from hatching and flying around the house.

Next, I added the polished rocks, moss and dried lychens to cover

the soil and make it extra pretty!

Don’t forget to give your newly potted plants a drink of water &

to keep them blooming for a long time.

I use Miracle-Gro Blooming Liquid Fertilizer – just two pumps every other time you water!

When it comes to watering African Violets I test the soil to make sure it is dry and careful not to get the leaves wet as this will cause them to rot and die.



  1. Mandy

    I love African Violets! I have a sunny window that could use some pretty.

    14 . Feb . 2017

      Thank you for your comment Mandy, hope you enjoy planting some African Violets!

      14 . Feb . 2017

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