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    I was given an african violet in a self-water pot for valentines. How do I give it a happy home? Light, water, etc.
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    give it bright light but no sun. it's self watering so i guess you don't have to water until the outter pot is drying out. I don't know about fertilizing though.
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    Here is a link to a site that I'm an admin at.African Violet Forum Hope it helps!


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    You have to be careful about getting water on the leaves of African violets. I can cause bleached spots. Wick watering is suggested as they need to be kept constant moist. Not soggy or they will rot. Pinch spent blooms. Water with a good fertilizer.

    I have a ton of them but I abuse them. They are last on the watering list sooo...my casualties are high. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I do have two nice variegated ones though.
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    i have 3 mini ones, they are fully grown and blooming in 1.5 and 2 inch pots. i used to have a bunch of full sized ones from my grandmother who is really big on AV's. when i went to college they became my mothers which is where they still are. no room for them now anyways.
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    i dunno u tell me i always kill them
    that makes no logic

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    Hey, how long does it take for their blooms to fully open? Mine has several on it, but they open SOOO SLOWLY. One has been at least a 10 days slowly widening out its petals. Is this normal??
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    My mom does really well with these. Simply keeps them in potting mix in a bright area with no direct sun and keeps them moist. They have flowers on them all the time-location seems to matter a lot.
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