Saintpaulia 'Top Dark Blue'

African violet

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  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Compost: fertile, good quality potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Pot covers: choose a 14cm pot cover, put some gravel under the plant to raise it up in the pot cover

    Incredibly popular flowering houseplants, the modern African Violets are relatively easy to keep, and will often flower off and on throughout the year. This one has intense purple-blue single flowers, which really stand out against the rosette of deep green foliage.

  • Home care: The perfect environment for these plants is bright, warm and steamy, so a bathroom or kitchen windowsill is ideal. Try to avoid cold draughts and direct sun, and ensure the foliage does not touch the window - otherwise it may get scorched. Water the plants regularly (from the base), but allow the surface to become dry before repeating the process. They also love being misted with water when they are not in flower. Remove any dead flowers or foliage as soon as they appear, and only repot (into a plastic pot) when the plant becomes root bound.

Brass plant bowl

Brass plant bowl

A striking centrepiece - just add inspiration

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Rough cast aluminium bowl

Rough cast aluminium bowl

Perfect for rugged garden schemes

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Rough cast aluminium bowl - charcoal black

Rough cast aluminium bowl - charcoal black

Rugged rock-style planters

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Brussels round pot cover, 14cm

Brussels round pot cover, 14cm

Made from a high quality plastic.

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Empathy happy house plant food start me up

Empathy happy house plant food start me up

Boost vigour and growth of indoor plants

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Brussels diamond round pot cover, 14cm

Brussels diamond round pot cover, 14cm

Made from high-quality plastic

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Brussels diamond round pot cover, 14cm

Brussels diamond round pot cover, 14cm

Made from high-quality plastic

£2.99 Buy
 

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