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African Violet

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Post: # 3918Unread post SpookyShoe
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:40 am

This looks so pretty I just had to share it.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:45 am

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A lone white blossom...
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:02 am

Well. That saves me taking a picture of the African violet I bought at a thrift shop. It had no flowers. I repotted it and put it under a light and it has bloomed with flowers like the one in the 1st image. That was a nice surprise and I would have been happy if it had white flowers, too. This is the 1st one of that colour I have grown. They are easy and fun, they bloom so well.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:54 pm

I grew them in my bedroom as a kid.
Mom got me started.
Since before kindergarten when other kids wanted toys I was jumping for joy to go to the nursery to look at plants.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:03 pm

My grand daughter likes violets too. She potted up some spider plants one summer and later, donated them at a thrift shop when they were ready.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 pm

Growing Coastal wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:02 am
Well. That saves me taking a picture of the African violet I bought at a thrift shop. It had no flowers. I repotted it and put it under a light and it has bloomed with flowers like the one in the 1st image. That was a nice surprise and I would have been happy if it had white flowers, too. This is the 1st one of that colour I have grown. They are easy and fun, they bloom so well.
Oh, the photo with the white flower is a different plant, lol.
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:17 am

My African violets are looking great! I've been using a new fertilizer on them.
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:47 pm

SpookyShoe wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Growing Coastal wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:02 am
Well. That saves me taking a picture of the African violet I bought at a thrift shop. It had no flowers. I repotted it and put it under a light and it has bloomed with flowers like the one in the 1st image. That was a nice surprise and I would have been happy if it had white flowers, too. This is the 1st one of that colour I have grown. They are easy and fun, they bloom so well.
Oh, the photo with the white flower is a different plant, lol.
Funny that. I missed this post last year...
Here's the American African Violet Society's pic of the 'Canadian Wonder' violet that I have, now in bloom again.
http://www.avsa.org/Aphotos
I see that pic is not posting but it can be found under the C's.
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:46 pm

Wow! I love those variegated leaves! Something new (I think) since I grew them, many years ago.

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Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:41 pm

I did take a pic last year. It has been blooming again for a while now. I nearly killed it and had to take it apart and regrow the roots. Got 2 offsets and gave them away.

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Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:18 pm

I used to have about 20 of these, but my wife relegated them to an infrequently passed window (she said my wick watering system looked like a science experiment) and they all eventually succumbed to neglect. I've been thinking about getting another Rob's Gundaroo just to get back in to them a little.

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