AV makes tons of buds, but they turn brown and crispy?
I have an Optimara AV that I've had for about a month. It is on a window sill in my kitchen with an eastern exposure and gets filtered morning sun. It makes tons of little buds, but they don't make it, they shrivel and turn brown and never actually flower. All the flowers that were on it when I bought it are now dead and I have these brown buds on it. I pinch the brown buds off when I see them.
I read that this may be a humidity issue, so I put it on a tray of pebbles and water, high enough so that the water can't seep into the pot. It looks healthy enough, but I can't get the flowers to survive.
Also, I'm wondering if I should repot it from the plastic pot it came in? It seems to have a very soft, spongy soil in it that stays moist for a long time. Should I buy an "African Violet pot"? I already water it from the bottom most of the time. What do you suggest?
What else can I try? Thank you?