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African Violet Seeds

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    1 teal packet of 20 African Violet Seeds (care guide included)

    African Violets are a staple indoor plant, staying small and producing colorful flowers year round indoors! These vibrant blooms will bring life and a pop of color to any space. While the plants are easy to grow and care for, growing them from seed makes for a great gardening challenge!

    *Warning*: these seeds are very tiny, practically specks of dust! Make sure to open the envelope over a white sheet of paper to catch the seeds.

    About each variety:

    - Variegated African Violets: are similar to standard violets, only with white markings on the leaves. They are slightly more slow growing and require a little more light than the standard variety.

    - Lil Gems: similar to standard violets, however they’re 3-6in wide and some leaves are variegated. You can also expect some variation in flower color and leaf shape. Since this variety is a hybrid, germination rates are lower(about 50%).

    - Standard: Standard African Violet leaf shapes and sizes vary, and flowers can be pink, purple, red or white.

    - Fantasy: Fantasy African Violets are similar to standard violets with similar leaf shapes, but most flowers will be bi-color.

    - Trailer: Trailer African Violets are similar to standard violets, only the stems grow longer allowing the plant to trail over the sides of the planters.

    About the seeds:

    Level:

    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    Germination Time:(days)

    14-30 days

    Depth(in)

    sprinkle on the surface of soil

    Spacing(in)

    2-5 per soil pod or planter

    Recommended planter

    small soil pod or 2-3" nursery planter

    Time to Maturity(days)

    6-7 months

    Seed Prep

    pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none

    Method

    greenhouse method | paper towel method

    Temperature

    70F - 80F


    About the Plants:

    Description

    small bushy plant with velvety green leaves with

    white variegation and pastel-colored blooms.

    Difficulty

    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    Growth Speed

    slow | medium | fast

    Size of plant

    8”-16” 

    Light

    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 

    Soil 

    well- draining coconut coir/peat-based potting mix 

    Temperature 

    warm | cool

    Pet-friendly

    cats | dogs | no

    Pests

    crown & root rot, blight, spider mites, mealy bugs

    Fertilization

    heavy | moderate | light


    Instructions:

    These seeds grow slowly, so we recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Fertilize potting mix with diluted liquid fertilizer prior to sowing and continue watering with diluted fertilizer as the seedlings grow. If using a grow light, place the planter ~10in away from the light and keep the lights on for 10hrs a day.

    (Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

    These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
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    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
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    African Violet Seeds - Plantflix
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    Customer Reviews

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    Emelie
    Shipped fast and well packaged

    Shipped fast and well packaged

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    Emelie
    Shipped fast and well packaged.

    Shipped fast and well packaged.

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    Kavon
    Arrived fast, good packaging! For those wh...

    Arrived fast, good packaging! For those who think they did not get seeds, look closer. African violet seeds are TINY, the are like specs of dusts. Mine are sprouting at the moment!

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    Audrey
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    Donald Murray

    Good pricing and service. Good information for planting. Have had good results so for.

    when you order with us:

    • your seeds and orders are hand-packed in San Diego

    • your order ships in 1-2 business days

    • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

    • we're always here to help with any questions!

    FAQs

    how difficult are these seeds to grow?

    Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

    how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

    Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    how do I grow houseplant seeds?

    All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

    We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@plantflix.com!

    my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

    Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

    If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

    You can also email us at hello@plantflix.com and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)