African Violet plants have become quiet popular in home gardening. This is mainly due to the fact that they are suited for the indoor away from direct sunlight preferably in areas which are moist. The pot preferred for these plants should have a depth of at least 7 inches. The fertilizing mixture should contain 8 percent loose soil, 1 percent earthworm compost and coco peat.Before the mixture is filled, bronze is used to drain out water. Leaves are buried stalk deep into this mixture. Factors like sunlight and moisture must be handled with utmost care.
Excess watering should be avoided to prevent decay and other fungal disease. Exposing the African Violet plants to sunlight during morning and evening and placing it under the shade during noon can do good for the plants.The dark colored leaves and absence of flowers are an indication that the plant is not receiving sufficient sunlight. But grey at the tips of leaves is a sure sign that the plants are receiving enough sunlight. The unusual length of the stem and stalk of the leaves, and the shedding of flower buds show that the temperature is way above the ambient temperature for these plants. Changing the direction of the pot stimulates plant growth. Chemicals like calcium, boron are included in fertilizers like nitrophoska. Two grams of fertilizers dissolved in 2 litres of water is poured at the base of the plant for better growth and to increase the number of flowers. Pot must be kept clean by removing the fallen leaves and dry, withered stems regularly. About four particles of furadan must be put along with the fertilizing mixture to protect the plant from worms and other diseases.