Do you keep the neck of African violets?

Do you keep the neck of African violets?

The idea, after all, is to give the plant a fresh start, including the root system.   Keeping the neck would mean starting over with a (very) old root-system.   Discard the neck and the old soil.

Why are the leaves on my African violets not blooming?

African Violet leaves crowding and growing closer together. Plant growth slows down and stops to bloom. The remedy would be to re-pot the plant in fresh soil. Remove any damaged, dry, leaves and repot in the plant in a new clean pot of the same size with fresh soil.

How often should you repot an African violet?

African violets: Dealing with ‘Necks’ African violets should be repotted about twice a year, or every 5-6 months. One mature, this simply means repotting the plant with some fresh soil, into the same size pot.

Why does my African violet have more than one crown?

Prune Properly Most of the time, African violets will eventually have multiple crowns and side shoots. These will take resources away from the parent plant, and they will interfere with flowering as well. If you see that your violet has more than one crown, you can separate them.

Why are there no blooms on my African violets?

A: There are multiple reasons why your African Violets are not prospering. Water, light and over-fertilising are three common reasons. If you go through the guide above and follow the steps, it’ll ensure that your plant is as healthy as possible. Q: How long do African violet blooms last?

What kind of fertiliser do African violets need?

African violets aren’t too fussy when it comes to fertiliser. You can get away with using just about any type that has equal parts Phosphorous, Nitrogen and Potassium. You do need to ensure that the brand you use is water soluble; if it’s not, then the nutrients won’t break down and your plant won’t be able to use them.

How do you know how often to water African violets?

The best way to ensure that you deliver the right amount of water to your plants is with the touch test; feel the soil and if it feels dry to the touch, then add some water. Eventually, you’ll get a feel for how often and how much water you need.