African Violet

African Violet

Also regarded as Streptocarpus spp., The African violet is a gorgeous plant that was first figured out in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. The plant originates from the tropical region and is capable of handling cooler temperatures. The colorful blooms sprout in groups of five, and you can find them in a variety of beautiful colors including white, pink, and purple. The thick, green, and fuzzy leaves of the plant can be propagated with ease, the plant fits perfectly into any space.

Care guide


Bright indirect sunlight is ideal for the plant, it prefers loads of daylight, though avoiding direct sunlight is important.


The bottom watering method is highly recommended, especially when the soil volume is 25% dry. The plant doesn't like to be kept in soggy soil, avoid getting the leaves wet.


The plant stays happy over a pebble tray, it prefers humid areas, and do not mist as the plant can have leaf rot.


Ideal temperature- 65-80°F


Fertilize the plant every two weeks.


The plant is non-toxic, and it is safe for your beloved pets.

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Common issues

Are you seeing some spots on the leaves of African violet?

You can see some spots on the leaves of African violet, there can be some causes including over-watering, fungal disease, and temperature.

If the temperature is below 55°F, or the leaves are splashed with water, it can cause fungal or bacterial leaf spots to form. Moreover, over-watering the pant can cause edema.

When your plant is not flowering

The plant prefers bright indirect sunlight, if your plant is not flowering, it can be due to lack of light. Also, the uneven watering routine can also be one of the reasons, make sure that you use plant health boosters on a regular basis if you want to see some flowers.

Fun fact

The plant flowers all year around and it is regarded as a sign of devotion, faithfulness, and commitment.