Normal rest period?
Hi everyone, Andrew here. (I've been a lurker for a while but have recently started posting)
I was wondering what the typical rest cycle is for a healthy African Violet before it will rebloom.
Mine is potted correctly and watered correctly. In a room with a south facing window that gets no direct sunlight during the summer, but some during winter. I have trimmed the largest, oldest leaves. It has been almost a month since the blooms faded, and I see no evidence of a new bloom shoot.
I do notice that there are a lot of new small leaves in the plant, but I can't tell if its a separate plant. They are all coming from the center.
The only reason I could think of for not blooming is not enough light. So I purchased a Philips 60w incandescent "plant light." Would placing my plant under this (12 inches under) for a few hours per day in addition to natural light from my bedroom encourage blooming?
Thanks for your help! :)