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By Cynthia

Michigan, United States Us

I can never get my african violets to flower. Is the best way to water from the tray on the bottom of the pot?



yes water from the bottom. I dont let them stay wet either I have mine on a north facing window sill so they get bright light but not direct sun. They also are kept away from the radiators and any draughts. So far I have had one for 5 yrs and it flowers regularly 3-4 times a year. I have several others that are relatively new to me and are resting after a long flowering period.

6 Apr, 2010


Thanks so much for the info. Keeping my fingers crossed for flowers,

6 Apr, 2010


There is good information about how to take care of African Violets. Light and temperature are important for flowering. See this website:

24 Nov, 2012

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