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It will not bloom.
As in, You can’t even recall the color of the blossoms anymore because it’s been ages since the darn thing last bloomed. Perhaps it only blossoms once a year, and you’re puzzled about what magic formula you stumbled upon that triggered the bloom, so you can replicate it.
I hear you.
Before you reach the point of frustration, contemplating tossing your little plant into the trash while expressing your grievances, take a moment to peruse this list of secret tips.
I assure you, coaxing African violets to bloom is a relatively straightforward process. Nevertheless, they come with particular requirements that must be addressed.
Once you manage to meet those needs, your violet will reward you with almost continuous blooming. Yes, you read that correctly—almost continuous blooms.
1. Light. No, more than that. Yup, a bit more.
If you’re a plant enthusiast, chances are you’ve encountered the phrase “bright, indirect light” so frequently that it’s practically become your daily mantra.
Here’s the catch with this seemingly magical guidance for houseplants – understanding just how much bright indirect light our plants require is equally crucial, especially for flowering plants. We often place a plant in what we believe is the right spot with bright, indirect light, only to find that nothing significant happens.
So secret number one to get your African Violets blooming all year – go straight for the grow lights.
My sweetie doesn’t need to grow lights. However, most of us do.
If dealing with a full grow light setup seems like a hassle for just one or two African violets, consider the convenience of a halo grow light. Alternatively, you can take a page from my book and go for the GE Grow Light Balanced Spectrum LED bulbs,. They easily fit into standard E26 light sockets and seamlessly blend in with your existing lighting. Most importantly, my plants are thriving and content with them.
If you’re genuinely committed to having blooming violets, it’s worth investing in a proper grow light – don’t cut corners on this essential aspect of their care.