Now that winter is here, it is always so lovely to bring blooming plants into the home. A little color and the soft glow of nature can help with the winter doldrums. Recently, I found a sad African Violet on the clearance rack and decide to give it a try. It is true that African Violets, like Orchids, can be difficult. Given that winter doesn’t provide the sun that the African Violet is used to, I decided this would be a great plant to try out with my new Bright Haus LED Grow Light.
I received the light courtesy of Haus Bright and was really impressed with the soft white glow it put out and how the African Violet responded.
African Violet Care Tips:
- Water once a week maybe twice in the summer months. Keep the soil evenly moist.
- Place your African Violet in bright light, such as a grow light or bright window.
- If using a grow light consider putting it on a timer so you can keep the light on consistently.
- Use a nice draining soil that retains moisture. I used soil specifically mixed for African Violets, but you can mix our own using 1 part peat moss, 1 part garden soil, 1 part perlite or vermiculite.
I made sure my African Violet had 8 hours of light from the Bright Haus LED light. One thing I noticed at first, I think I had the light to close to the blooms and scorched a few, but once I figured out the right distance, new blooms started to open and sprout up. I also got some new leaves coming through.
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