Why Doesn’t My African Violet Bloom?
There are many reasons why a violet might not bloom.
- Needs more light. Test the light by placing your hand between the light source and the plant. If your hand casts a shadow, the light should be okay. (Too much light is also not good for the plant. Protect it from direct sunlight with a sheer curtain.)
- Needs fresh potting mix. Re-pot every six months, oftener for the miniatures. The mix breaks down and becomes too acid.=
- Needs fertilizer. Feed regularly, at half-strength, unless your soil mix contains fertilizer.
- Needs less fertilizer. Too much promotes leaf growth at the expense of flowers.
- Too many crowns. “Suckers” which develop into crowns will compete for space, food and moisture. Grow one crown to a pot.