Q&A – What Size Pot for a Mini?


Vanessa asks Annie:

Q Hi Annie,

Last May I purchased this Robs Wascallie Rabbit plant.

Vanessa's plant of Rob's Wascallie Wabbit in its original pot
Vanessa’s plant of Rob’s Wascallie Wabbit

This plant seems content in my window growing environment. It has grown and blooms regularly. My question is, how do I know if my plant is overgrown for a miniature  violet?  

Do I need to repot or should I keep in current size? I have repotted in the same pot several times to date.

Vanessa's plant of Rob's Wascallie Wabbit on a reservoir.
Vanessa’s plant of Rob’s Wascallie Wabbit on a reservoir.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Hope you continue your Podcasts, I enjoy them and learn so much.

A Hi Vanessa,

Your plant is looking pretty good! The next time you repot it, it will be time to groom off that bottom row of leaves – the crown leaves need some space to grow out.

Vanessa's plant of Rob's Wascallie Wabbit on a reservoir. View from the top (slightly out of focus)
Vanessa’s plant of Rob’s Wascallie Wabbit on a reservoir. View from the top (slightly out of focus)

Minis are usually happy in 2″ to 2 1/4″ pot or a Solo cup. They will never need to be in anything larger. The rosette of a miniature African violet should not be more than 6″ in diameter.

Hope this helps!

Advertisements