African Violet outside?

amccourJuly 1, 2008

I've had this African Violet for about a year and it hasn't really done much. No leaf dropping or signs of dieback, but it's not really put out any new leaves, either. I was wondering if I could put it on my porch this summer so it could get more light. I do this with all my other plants (save for one or two that aren't that wind tolerant) and they like it, but I've heard a few things that make me think african violets need to stay indoors. Any ideas?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fred_hill(6)

HI,
I keep all my AV's inside and under flourescent lights. I never put any outside simply because I don't want them to be contaminated by insects or animals.
When was the last time you repotted your AV? If it is over 9 - 12 months it needs to be done. That could solve a few of the growth problems.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   July 1, 2008 at 11:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sushoomee

He's right it's better to keep them indoors. Outside three is the possibility of over exposure to th esun which can bleach the leaves. Also, when it rains the leaves again can become damaged or the crown (center) of the plant can rot. And absolutely the insects will get them. I tried once with a few of mine and the came dowm with a bad case of cyclimen mites. Repotting does sound good to me and maybe a little food. Try some fish emulsion my plants love it.
Carrie

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 11:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
m3rma1d(inside)

The bug are gonna prolly eventually get in anyhooz, considering you take yer other plants outside.
Careful!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 11:57PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
AV cousins.... streps
so i was curious how many of you also grow streps?...
shihtzu4su
When will the leaf cuttings send out new growth?
I potted up 4 leafs in 4 small pots. Actually they...
tlbean2004
Advice for Newbies
In reading through this African Violet forum, I see...
Linda
Nancy Robitaille
It occurred to me when I saw the post on propagating...
froeschli
African Violets/Yellow
Can someone please suggest a good and easy yellow or...
Marigold33
Sponsored Products
Phillips Air Fryer
$299.95 | FRONTGATE
Nereus Outdoor Floor Fountain
Overstock.com
Locking Hex Rug 8' x 11' - BROWN
$379.00 | Horchow
Zonix LED Ceiling Fan by Fanimation Fans
$349.00 | Lumens
Kent Place 22 1/4" High Bronze Outdoor Post Light
Lamps Plus
Custom Rubber Stamp
Grandin Road
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™