Learn all the tips to keep your african violet looking its best.



Water – Water with room temperature water. Water at the base and never splash the foliage with water; just a drop can cause damage spots on foliage. Water when soil feels less moist to the touch. Never let growing African violets stand in water or completely dry out.

Light – Provide appropriate lighting for the African violet plant. Light intensity should be filtered, with bright to medium intensity reaching the growing African violet. Light affects flowering. African violet plants with dark green foliage usually need somewhat higher light levels than those with pale or medium green foliage.

Set plant on a saucer or dish to protect furniture from water.