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African Violet Newbie

6 years ago

Can someone please tell me the best container for my two violets? I've managed to keep them alive for about 5 years, but I know they could be so much healthier. They've been in these little glazed pots and I water them from the top without getting the leaves wet. Light-wise I think they're in a good spot, my northern exposure kitchen window which gets lots of bright (but not searing) light throughout the day.

I've seen special planters for African Violets (see below) but I've also been told to use a regular clay pot and fill the dish with water so that it absorbs water through the roots. I think I need to also do something about the "curly" stems (trim the roots?)

Appreciate any words of wisdom.

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