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How to Grow Beautiful African Violets

By Alicia Smith

African violets are one of the most popular houseplants. They come in many colors and forms, making them a delightful addition to any home. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also relatively easy to care for with the right knowledge. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you grow healthy and vibrant African violets.

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Bringing your new African violet home

When you bring your new African violet home, it's important to keep it in the right environment. Avoid exposing the plant to drafts, extreme temperatures, or direct sunlight. The ideal temperature for African violets is above 60°F. If you ordered your plant online, it should arrive well-protected, but be gentle with it to avoid any damage. During transport, it’s crucial to shield the plant from air conditioning or heating vents in your vehicle. This can help prevent shock from sudden temperature changes, which can stress the plant.

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