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 Basic care of African violets
LIGHT: African violets are grown indoors. They like bright, but filtered, sunlight. Do not place in direct sun. They can also be grown under florescent lights. The lights are usually suspended 12 to 18 inches above the violet for 8 to 14 hours a day.
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 Problems after wicking
       • Posted by: azpedsrn Arizona on Sat, Jan 11, 14 at 21:37
              • 62 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Feb 21, 14 at 5:40
I've been growing African Violets for many years and should be an expert by now but still struggle with many of my plants. Big box store african violets aside, I'd say only 20% of my violets grow well. I seldom have one die, they just grow terri
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 Mini Wick Pot Solution Found!
       • Posted by: oriole6 9b on Mon, Apr 11, 11 at 9:25
              • 32 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 9:48
My hubby actually came up with this one -- he's like a dog with a bone when it comes to solving a problem. While strolling through the glassware section of WalMart, he found these Ball canning jars... they're the 4 oz. jelly jars with the lid tha
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 Leaves shooting up after wicking
       • Posted by: frank325 Z6 on Fri, May 1, 09 at 6:18
              • 29 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 22, 09 at 23:48
I've noticed at night my AV leaves are standing almost straight up on some of my plants since I have started wicking them 2 weeks ago. Would the extra moisture cause that? Follow-Up Postings: RE: Leaves shooting up after wicking
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 First wicking experience failed - what did I do wrong?
       • Posted by: Begonia2005 7 on Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 22:35
              • 22 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Oct 8, 13 at 14:04
I have some very nice plantlets growing in 3 oz cups and recently I had decided to wick them. I didn't want to do this experiment on all of my plants for fear of not doing something wrong and killing all of them so I started with 2 Ti
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 variation on wicking
       • Posted by: hummersteve Indy on Fri, Dec 8, 06 at 1:53
              • 24 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Apr 25, 09 at 21:21
I had been to rachels reflections and I am wicking my avs , but Im using solo 9oz cups and I found using her ring cutouts for support too unstable for me. So thru a little experimenting I decided to use tuna cans turned upside for more stability.
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 Wicking Question
       • Posted by: nwgatreasures on Thu, Mar 12, 09 at 17:31
              • 16 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jun 27, 09 at 1:48
Taking a survey and hoping that I can communicate clearly what I'm asking about. Here's what I already know: wick comes into container through hole in bottom of container. Perlite or gravel is added to the bottom of the inside of cup. Wick
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 Sip vs wick watering?
       • Posted by: Itzims none on Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 17:36
              • 19 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Mar 4, 14 at 19:51
Although I've kept houseplants over the years, i just recently have become reenchanted with african violets. I have been searching the net trying to get a breakdown of the differences or similarities between a sub irrigated planter (think rec
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 I'm thinking of converting everything to wick watering
       • Posted by: quinnfyre z7 PA on Sat, Jul 25, 09 at 2:27
              • 17 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Aug 6, 09 at 16:39
I'm in the process of looking for a new job. So in the meantime, I've had lots of time to devote to caring for my AVs (and other plants). But while they are all doing pretty well, I'm becoming aware of how much time it is taking to go through and
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 Wick watering
       • Posted by: fortyseven on Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 18:43
              • 18 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Dec 9, 13 at 1:38
Hi Linda, Irina and All, I have wick-watered a few Optimaras with wick pots. I purchased the #18 Mason Line that is recommended. I will have to use saucers, or deli containers. Years ago, I lost plants when I used th
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 propagating new leaves, wick watering
       • Posted by: calshaye none on Sat, Aug 25, 12 at 10:08
              • 16 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 28, 12 at 11:44
Hi, I'm new to the forum and I decided to ask for some advice on starting new leaves using wick watering containers. I have had a great chance to use the forum and it's info and I greatly appreciate all the posts. As I mentioned just started
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 Water containers for wicking
       • Posted by: luvofroses So UT on Thu, Mar 19, 09 at 15:41
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Apr 22, 13 at 12:04
I am getting ready to re-pot again with the right mixture of soil and I want to try wicking but i need ideas on what the water containers that the pots sit in could be. I guess I am a little lost but I will get it soon I hope.My pots are 3 inch p
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 My Wicking is still too wet!
       • Posted by: ocelaris 6 on Mon, Nov 21, 11 at 1:31
              • 13 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Dec 24, 11 at 0:43
Ok, last weekend I repotted like half of my 20 some violets. But my wick mix is still too wet! I went to like 4-2-1 perlite, vermiculite, peat. I sprayed everyone with phyton 27 AND Forbid 4F (probable mites on 2 local nursery bought ones). T
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 Wick Pots for Mini's
       • Posted by: oriole6 9b on Wed, Mar 30, 11 at 3:06
              • 13 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Apr 11, 11 at 9:29
Does anyone know where I may purchase these particular pots (or something like them)? Follow-Up Postings: RE: Wick Pots for Mini's Return to the African Violets Forum | Post a Follow-Up Wick Pots for Mini's
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 Advice on newly wicked Setup Smelly?
       • Posted by: ocelaris 6 on Sun, Oct 2, 11 at 20:45
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Oct 14, 11 at 10:57
Hi, I just started a few weeks ago and converted all my violets over to a shared wick system. I'm a fairly avid outdoor gardener, used to be orchid grower, but violets are new to me. I bought a bunch from Rob's Violet Barn and 2 from ebay, and 2 f
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 Another wicking question!
       • Posted by: oriole6 9b on Thu, Apr 14, 11 at 20:34
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Apr 21, 11 at 7:06
I'm noticing the soil ( 1/2 perlite and 1/2 AV mix) stays quite moist... my finger comes off wet if I touch it... is this normal for wicking? I've only been doing this for 3 days -- if I'm killing my new AVs I'd like to know a little before
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 Need help with learning to wick,,,
       • Posted by: okie_deb 6 OK. zip 737 on Wed, Jan 6, 10 at 13:01
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Jan 8, 10 at 17:22
I have bought 2 different kinds of self watering pots,,,Dandy Pots and Oyama pots. I know you use a drier mix when wicking AV's but how far up towards the roots do you insert the wick? Or,,should the wick be just a bit up into the bottom soil?
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 Wicking, individual or community?
       • Posted by: lucille Houston on Sun, Jun 7, 09 at 7:39
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Aug 6, 09 at 16:30
Do you use a permanest tray and eggcrate or individual reservoirs? Walmart just put plastic covered sandwich containers on sale and I was thinking of wicking each plant, what have you found is best? Follow-Up Postings: RE: Wicking,
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 How to tell if wicking is working correctly?
       • Posted by: ocelaris on Mon, Sep 19, 11 at 15:44
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Oct 4, 11 at 1:31
Hi, I'm new to the African Violet group, although I have a lot of other horticulture experience. I've been reading the forum on wicking, and last weekend I converted my 10 to wick using 1-1-1 peat, vermiculite, and perlite, I used nylon mason line
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 Trying to get Wicking right
       • Posted by: junebabe on Sat, Oct 2, 10 at 8:55
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Oct 16, 10 at 18:06
Hello Friends, I'm determined to use wicking to water the majority of my AVs. Used nylon stockings at first....nope the plants were just sopping wet. Then I tried the 4 ply acrylic yarn for the big plants and 2 ply for the little ones....nope way
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