How to get beautiful African violets - Humidity
If the temperature of our homes is favorable to the growth of Saintpaulia, it is not the same for moisture. An African violet needs about 60% humidity to be comfortable. This problem is more serious in the winter. In fact, home heating dries the air in the winter, especially electric heat. The lack of moisture will affect the flowering. The flowers will be fewer and smaller. The cells of the leaves will also be dehydrated. To remedy this situation, we can have a saucer under the plant filled with gravel and water. The water must not touch the pot. Evaporation will create a more humid micro-environment around the violet. You can use a humidifier to raise humidity in the house. African violets will be healthier and at the same time the people who live with them.