Monday, January 5, 2015
African Violet and Ice
I fertilize African violets when they have begun to set bud with a good all-purpose liquid plant food. I prefer Plantprod which has a lot of micronutrients in it. One is advised to water violets by placing the pot in a saucer of water for 20 minutes. That is certainly the ideal way, but I am too impatient for that so I just carefully pour the water on the soil surface making sure I don't get the crown wet. Watering about once a week in the dry winter months is the schedule I follow. It's better to err a little on the dry side rather than wet with violets as they are prone to rotting.
Now we are in for a stretch of clear cold weather.