Information on african violets and their care, propagation, pest deterrence, and more!

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Why Ebay is the devil

Selling Hiatus - Explaining Our Absence: In case you've been wondering... Ebay policies and scammy buyers made us step back I’ve been absent for a while. I was languishing under a bad case of the “I don’t want to deal with it anymore”-itis from an [...]

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Wicking Trays for African Violets

Wicking Trays: Somebody always comes up with a better mousetrap! Somebody always comes up with a better mousetrap! I’ve been trying to come up with an effective wicking method to water my African violets FOREVER! I’d done the single plant per little container where [...]

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African Violet Leaf Types

African Violet Leaf Types: Basic but worth learning! African Violets vary on so many levels. Aside from the types and colors of flowers or size of the plant itself, African Violet leaves can be what helps to differentiate or distinguish one type of seemingly [...]

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LEDs for African Violets – Solder The Connections

LEDs for African Violets: Lesson Learned: Solder the connections Lesson Learned: Solder the connections. Whether you run one or more colors or if you have continuous runs of 4 or more led light strips on your African Violet shelves, you will need [...]

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LEDs for African Violets – The Journey Begins

LEDs for African Violets: The Journey Begins My journey into LEDs has begun! Using LEDs with African Violets and other indoor plants is entirely possible. Aside from the power consumption savings, LEDs operate with almost no heat. African Violets can be placed [...]

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African Violet Sport

African Violet Sports: An interesting genetic variation An African Violet Sport is an African violet that does not bloom true. No, I’m not talking about a new game where a ball is kicked around in the AVL (African violet league)…this is about when [...]

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Powdery Mildew in African Violets

Powdery Mildew on African Violets What it is, why it comes, and how to get rid of it! What is powdery mildew? Powdery mildew is a gray/white dust on the flower surface and/or leaves. It generally forms in patches and when [...]

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African Violets: LED light strips VS regular grow lights

African Violets: LED light strips VS regular grow lights. In the good ol' days... I've grown African Violets under what I call, "regular" grow lights - fluorescent tubes, for years. In the late 70s, lighted in-door gardens were the "thing" and people [...]