You Can Grow African Violets

Have you ever killed an African violet? Kent and Joyce Stork killed their first violet too!

You Can Grow African Violets

Have you ever killed an African violet? Kent and Joyce Stork killed their first violet too! They soon mastered the skills for growing the plant and eventually wrote for the African Violet Magazine, the official publication of the African Violet Society of America, Inc. for over ten years. Their column For Beginners explained the basic elements of growing violets in an entertaining and straightforward way that anyone could understand. Now these columns have been adapted and edited to provide even the most novice grower with a step-by-step guide, whether the goal is simply to keep violets alive or to exhibit the plants in competitive shows.

How to Grow Propagate and Hybridize African Violets

Growing. African. Violets. African violets have the reputation of being hard to grow. But they are very easy to grow if proper attention is given to their environment and to their potting medium. Their growth is determined by the ...

How to Grow  Propagate and Hybridize African Violets

This book contains all the information needed to grow beautiful African violets. It also tells how to duplicate those you like and how to develop new varieties that are all your own.

How to Grow African Violets

How to Grow African Violets L. M. BERNINGER , G. E. BECK , G. L. WORF , C. F. KOVAL You can grow African violets successfully in your home if you provide moisture , temperature , and light conditions similar to those under which the ...

How to Grow African Violets


How to Grow African Violets

Placement of plants . Dark foliage African violets need more light than do the lighter green and variegated sorts . Under standard white fluorescent lamps , place dark foliage varieties 6 to 8 inches below the tubes and directly under ...

How to Grow African Violets

Offers guidelines in the selection, cultivation, care, propagation, and grooming various varieties of these popular house plants

How to Grow African Violets

How to Grow African Violets


How to Grow African Violets

Fertilizing As plants grow , their roots deplete the soil of available nutrients . Consequently , to maintain healthy , even growth you will have to fertilize your African violets periodically . The three major . elements most needed ...

How to Grow African Violets


how to grow african violets

However, in cases where variegation in other species is caused by a disease, such as mosaic, the disease and markings spread to all nearby plants and the markings reappear in the offspring. But as anyone who has grown African violets ...

how to grow african violets


Insects Pests and Diseases of the African Violet Family

How to get rid of your bugs and diseases on your African violets plants. Nancy Robitaille. RESEARCH REFERENCES 268 R RESEARCH EFERENCES Bartholomew, Pauline, “Growing to Show,” AV Enterprises Press, Oxnard, Ca., 1985, ...

Insects  Pests and Diseases of the African Violet Family

When you suspect you have a pest or disease in your plant room you need to know what to do about it and fast! This book was written with that in mind. Alls pests, insects and disease of the African violet and how to treat them are included. Usually it is enjoyable to raise the lovely African violet hybrids available today. But at times it seems African violets and other gesneriads have more pests than any other in the plant kingdom. Armed and forewarned you have a good chance to conquer any of these pests or diseases that sometimes daunt us.

African Violets Back to the Basics

This is very discouraging!

African Violets Back to the Basics

Have you ever had a question on how to grow African violets but could not find the answer? Now your dilemma is solved and you will be able to quickly find the information for which you are looking. With this book in your hands you will no longer have to guess when it comes to growing beautiful African violets, crowned with dozens of gorgeous blossoms. The primary theme of Mel Robey’s third book on African violets is: Getting Back to the Basics. The reader will find answers to 250 of the most common questions the author has been asked since the publication of his first book on these popular houseplants. He combines a unique knowledge of horticulture with an easy to understand writing style. 250 Questions and their answers are covered in ten chapters Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Getting To Know Your Plants Chapter 3 Plant Food Essential For Healthy Plants Chapter 4 Potting Mixtures: Key To Being Successful Chapter 5 Containers For Growing Beautiful African Violets Chapter 6 Proper Watering Techniques Important Chapter 7 Those Ugly Pests: Insects, Diseases, and Other Unsightly Problems Chapter 8 Propagation Is Easy Chapter 9 The Environment Around Your Plants Chapter 10 Light: Its Role In A Plant’s Life Glossary You will find answers to questions such as: •What can be done to solve the problem after a white, salty crust has formed on the potting soil surface and rim of the pot? •Does the type of fertilizer I use have any influence on how well my African violets bloom? •Are there any simple ways to sterilize my potting mixture? •If you could pick one problem that causes African violets the most trouble, what would it be? •Why are the flower buds on my African violet dropping off before they open? This is very discouraging!

How to Select Grow African Violets and Other Gesneriads

If plants are not turned , the side closest to the sun will develop more rapidly , resulting in a lopsided plant . ... In the United States and Canada , normal daylight hours provide sufficient light to bring African violets into bloom ...

How to Select   Grow African Violets and Other Gesneriads

Shows the most common varieties of African violets and gloxinias, lists their care requirements, and explains how they can be propagated

Floriculture in India

Plants are propagated from seeds , division , and stem cuttings . The cultural requirement is the same as in the case of annual species discussed in the chapter on Flowering Annuals . Saintpaulia ionantha ; Common Names : African Violet ...

Floriculture in India


Bibliography of Agriculture

W6W53 233507 9.2 AG894 How to grow African violets ( Culture ) . Culture of potatoes ( Solanum tuberosum Berninger , L M ; Beck , G E ; Worf , G L ; L. ) . ( Por ) Boock , O J Agronomico 26 ( 3 ) : Koval , C F ; Wisconsin University ...

Bibliography of Agriculture


How to Grow African Violets

How to Grow African Violets


African Violet Magazine

About six years ago , I became interested in trying the little " house " plants called African violets . This interest came from my training and teaching Vocational Agriculture . I was trained in General Agriculture with specialized ...

African Violet Magazine