Li'l Gems African Violet Seeds
Li'l Gems African Violet Seeds
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Li'l Gems African Violet Seeds

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

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

Lil African Violets are 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%).

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 some

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


Extra tips or info: 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.

For the 2021 growing season.