Gotta love impulse purchases. I found a tray of flowers for $1.50 at Walmart, including African Violets! These are some of my favorite flowers, and area apparently fairly easy to grow. Most of Lola’s requirements sound pretty reasonable to me:
*10-14 hours of exposure a day; near the sunlight, not in it.
*Her own special potting mix, with 10-10-10 mixtures of Nitrogen, Pottasium, and Phosphorus.
*Plus fertilizer, please.
*Don’t drip on the leaves; I bought a really cute ceramic self-watering pot to avoid this.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m really excited about finding this plant. Any advice from more experienced AV owners? Anything I SHOULD NOT DO??
Photo credit: Anastacia Huddon via Flickr
Update: Lola’s been repotted into her new pot, pics to follow as soon as my camera recharges 🙂
Update #2: Here’s Lola’s first bud!