African Violet

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Re: African Violet

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Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:53 pm

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Look at the blossoms on this African violet. I've never noticed this phenomenon before. This is not a new plant.
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Re: African Violet

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:53 am

My African Violets started to take so much space that I had to move some to the office. We are slowly returning to office from remote working and I am there couple of days a week.

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I got a new shelf for the home office to have more room for plants and lights. That window is facing to northeast, so even during summer there is almost no direct sun coming through it.

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I have also given many plants to friends and relatives and still there are too many of the same kinds. I would like to expand my collection to different varieties, but have to first find homes for some of the existing ones.


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Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:14 am

Such vivid colors on the blues!

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:47 am

I bet that your coworkers really enjoy them and you could easily find them new homes at the office. They are just stunning.
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Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:32 am

Blooming now. The two in the back of the second photo have many buds, but few flowers yet.
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Re: African Violet

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Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:33 pm

I killed mine last year.
Nothing is forever, however, I have a hoya that is 43 yrs old!

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Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:33 am

A lot of blooming here too.
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Re: African Violet

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Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:04 pm

svalli,
Your collection of plants is amazing!

A couple of years ago I ordered some African violet plants by Optimara from Amazon. They arrived in perfect condition. I was just online looking to see if there were any violet plants available now from Optimara, but I can't find any. Most likely it's too cold in many areas to ship.

Here are two of the plants blooming now.
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Re: African Violet

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Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:39 pm

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This plant appears to have changed over time. This is the first bloom cycle where I have noticed the mottled spotting on the petals.
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