Elaine Hogan, a member of the Clermont Garden Club has donated an African Violet to the Cooper Memorial Library. Here are some ideas for taking care of your African Violet. Light: Moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light. Watering: Keep soil moist to dry, and allow soil around roots to dry out before watering to encourage blooming. Water from the bottom with room temperature water by placing the plastic grower’s pot in water, and allowing the plant to absorb the water (not more than 30 minutes). Avoid getting water on the leaves as this can cause spotting damage. Tips: Pinch off spent blossoms and blossom stems to encourage development of new blooms. Place plants away from floor vents, fans, or entrance doors to avoid air drafts and bursts of cold air.


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