Care of domestic violets

Do you like where the apartment is decorated with flowers? Are sure that many readers of the site “” answered “Yes” to this question, with pleasure bred plants. On our website told more than once. The topic of today’s article — violets and care for them.

What kind of plants?

Violet – a low herb with a velvety oval, slightly elongated leaves. Leaf color can be as dark and light green. Leaves collected in the root socket.

But colors small inflorescences can be a huge amount.

Often on window sills meet purple, pink, white violets. Also look beautiful dichroic violet. For example, uplifting pink blossoms with a white fringe. Able to decorate any interior of white violets with a purple border.

However, each type of violets is interesting in its own way.

Transplanted violets

If you just bought violets, then you’ll need pots (preferably plastic). In diameter they should be more the root system of plants in 3-4 times.

Soil choose not acidic, with a high content of humus, sand, compost.

Also take care of the drainage (approximately 3 cm).

Transplant violets and care for them requires accuracy with every movement. Also, try not to hurry and not to hurt the root system. For a beautiful flowering is optimal to transplant violets 1 time per year.

Care of domestic violets

Violet is hardy and can grow in almost any apartment or house. And this is another advantage of this plant.

What are the basic rules for the care of domestic violets?


Violet quite 13-15 hours of light per day. No more! Also, for violets threat to direct sunlight.

If desired and possible, you can put on the window sill a special lamp to create the optimum conditions for the development of the violets.

Another important point – try to keep the leaves not in contact with the glass. Otherwise it can have a negative impact on the whole plant.

Also watch out for temperature control. Summer days the violets comfortable with 20-25 in winter at 18 degrees.


This is one of the most important questions in the subject “Violets and care for them.”

Remember! The soil should be always moist. But at the same time moisture must not stagnate.

After 20 minutes after each watering be sure to drain the filled water from the saucer under the pot.

Sometimes the soil under the violets gently proryhlit.


When airing the room, it is better to move violet into another room. But as soon as I close the window or the window, just bring the flowers back. Because they always need oxygen.


Low humidity – the most common reason that the buds are not laid or lose power.

To violet pleasing to the eye a beautiful bloom, it was sometimes necessary to spray water from a spray bottle. Optimum humidity for a comfortable “feeling” of violets – 50%.

How to fertilize violet?

Fertilizer is very important and, one might even say, delicate question of the care of domestic violets.

First and foremost, keeping up appearances. If the leaves are succulent, not wounded, not dry, and profuse flowering, it is possible that the violets don’t need fertilizer. The plant receives all the necessary substances from the soil.

But if the weak flowering, the leaves are tatty, it’s time to think seriously about feeding.

For fertilizer optimally complex liquid fertilizer. Or you can alternate mineral or organic fertilizers. About the quantity and frequency of feeding you can read on the bottle or in the instructions.

Important – before feeding be sure to pour the violet. Otherwise you may burn the root system. And the fertilizer can enter only from the top to the ground.

Individual attention, the young violets and care for them. If you want vigorous growth and beautiful flowering in the first months of once a week make nitrogenous or phosphate fertilizers.

Who can hurt the violets?

These plants are sick and subject to “attacks” is quite rare. However, the website all decided to talk about some evils.

Late blight

One of the most dangerous diseases. The main symptoms are yellowing and leaf drop. Also on the cuttings, you may notice small sores caused by a fungus. It’s still possible that you’ll find rotten areas on the plant.

Usually the treatment is useless. Dead violets need to be destroyed.

Root nematode

This is one of the most insidious pests. Unfortunately, to fight him is extremely difficult. And usually need quite strong drugs.

Main symptoms:

  • stop growth;
  • yellowing leaves;
  • the defeat of the root system.

Care domestic violets is really simple. I hope these lovely, unpretentious flowers will always delight you and decorate your home.

The author of the Light Beam, site

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