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savannahssucculentgarden

I have mostly houseplants and cacti. I'm a beginner doing constant research, trying not to kill anything. USDA zones 8a and 8b.

Streptocarpus sect. Saintpaulia syn. Saintpaulia

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savannahssucculentgarden

Experimenting With Plants: This is the only thing I could think of right now. I know that it's suggested to keep African Violet soil moist, but I read that stressing them out can encourage blooming. So I've been letting this baby get bone dry before I water it for several months, and I'm happy with the results. #experiment #houseplant #africanviolet #saintpaulia #purple #flowers #blooming

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hkyfvr

Wonder if I should try this. Do not know if I could last that long without watering. Looks great 💜💜

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laketitlow

❤❤❤

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savannahssucculentgarden

My African violet is one of the few plants I bottom water. Are you guys ready for Halloween yet? #african-violet #saintpaulia #purple #houseplant #pumpkin

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emch

Are we going to be ALLOWED Halloween this year???

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savannahssucculentgarden

@emch Good point. 😭

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saguaro

We just put our decorations up last night and we plan to make a candy shoot, so we can socially distance give out candy, in case we do get trick-or-treaters, since we have a lot of kids in the neighborhood.

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yogi2

I bought a african violet the other day at prairie gardens in champaign illinois. And it has 3 different ones in a same pot.

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yogi2

@savannahssucculentgarden check mine out

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emch

Wait, @saguaro, are you shooting candy at the kids somehow? Or do they have to hit a target before you're going to come across with the Snickers bars?

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saguaro

@emch I’m technically not shooting the candy at them. It’s called a candy shoot. Planning to get PVC pipe, wrap it in something festive and put it on the stair railing since it’s an upstairs apartment.

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firefly0911

@savannahssucculentgarden I just got a pot specific to african violets, from a yardsale. The guy was selling pots for $1. Now i want to buy them and give them a try! Outside gardening and inside are two different things lol. I also have a TON of plant books and magazines. Gotta learn!

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savannahssucculentgarden

This rebloom is in full swing now! #african-violet #saintpaulia #purple #houseplant #rebloom

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gjones

Very pretty💜💜

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greenroomgarden

Dangerous pic - now I want one.

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yogi2

Pretty

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savannahssucculentgarden

Update on that rebloom. It's going well! #africanviolet #african-violet #saintpaulia #purple #houseplant #saintpauliaionantha #rebloom

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savannahssucculentgarden

The first rebloom on my African violet has officially started! #african-violet #saintpaulia #purple #houseplant #newgrowth #rebloom

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savannahssucculentgarden

Looks like my African violet is finally going to rebloom! I love her foliage too, but I'm excited to see some more blooms. 💜 #african-violet #saintpaulia #purple #houseplant #buds

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savannahssucculentgarden

My first African Violets! I hope I can keep them happy. #african-violet #saintpaulia #houseplant #purple #flowers

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savannahssucculentgarden

@newbud Do you have any tips for caring for these? I noticed yours look very happy.

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newbud

Nice colors, @savannahssucculentgarden l have AF with same color flowers coming, but yours has more leaves. Keep it up.

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newbud

I do the watering with wicks. You thread yarn through soil and dangle it in water holding container. Keep it by the window but away from direct sun, like through blinds. Hope that helps :) ps l don't know how to do smilies with my phone.

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savannahssucculentgarden

@newbud How often do you water yours?

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newbud

I put water in the container when the water dries up. The soil would feel dry, but the wick keeps it just moist.

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newbud

@savannahssucculentgarden Don't worry, my AF flowers came back from the dead when l tried this :)

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savannahssucculentgarden

@newbud Thank you so much for your help! I'll try to take your advice.

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newbud

You are welcome. Have fun watching them bloom.

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heatherdirtyhands

Your leaves are flawless.

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savannahssucculentgarden

@heatherdirtyhands Thank you so much! I bought them yesterday, so I can't take any credit, but I agree that the leaves are beautiful. 😊

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