Yet Another Hobby: African Violets

Two years ago I bought a dozen African Violet leaf cuttings of miniature violets. Two years later, my hobby is going strong. I’ve lost a few but had success with most. They’ve all decided to bloom this month and put on a spring show.

African Violets don’t require as much care as most people think. Because the roots remain fairly shallow, using a light soil and repotting about twice a year is needed. About a month after repotting, I switch from plain water to a diluted African Violet fertilizer every other watering. My plants are under lights but they get plenty of indirect light, too. That’s about it!