Q&A – How long between bloom cycles?

 

Alex asks Annie:

Q How  long does it take for a new crop of flowers to appear when the last bunch has finished blooming?   In other words, when should new buds begin appear at the crown?

 

A Hi Alex,

The most common reason that an African violet does not bloom is that it’s not getting enough light.  The length of time to bloom differs for standards (longer) and minis/semis (shorter), but if an African violet is getting the right amount of light, it can bloom almost constantly throughout the year.  Show growers disbud their plants to force them to come in to bloom for show, but if you are growing a plant in a window for enjoyment, when the blossoms begin to fade, remove them, and keep providing the same consistent care that you’ve been providing.

I hope this helps,
Annie :-)

 

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