Saturday, February 13, 2010

African Violets and Low Light

Hello again,

This past week we received an email customer query from customer Carole about a problem with her African Violets.

Here is Carole's question:

"My beautiful African Violets have stopped flowering and the leaves are growing too long. This has been happening over the last month or so. I repotted one after it stopped blooming. Is there anything I can do to bring my flowers back and why are the leaves growing so long and straight up? Thank you so much for all your help."

Here is our answer:

"Carole, Mary and Joe have taken a look at your note and immediately and expertly have identified the problem as lack of light!

We would suggest you move the plants closer to the window and make sure the pots have plenty of space. As the quality of light improves, the plants should “straighten out” and be on their way to flowering!

The past few months (November, December and January) are the worst 3 months of the year for light QUALITY. Many houseplants have a difficult time near and after the end of this period."

Contact us at anytime for gardening questions and we will get an answer to you!

Mike Skillin
Skillin's Greenhouses
February 13, 2010

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