When To Transplant African Violets?

All plants require transplanting, and the violet is no exception. This may be required both at a young age to increase her living space, and in an adult state as the bush grows or ages.

The main thing here is to transplant according to all the rules so as not to destroy the plant.

The violet is transplanted periodically once a year so that its rosette formed from leaves:

  • Had a presentable appearance;
  • And it bloomed beautifully with numerous buds.It is best to replant the violet once a year.

Without replanting in depleted soil, the plant will look unkempt and bloom in single flowers, which often may not be fully open due to a lack of nutrients in depleted soil.

when to transplant african violets

when to transplant african violets?

Many growers do not know when violets can be transplanted and how to do it correctly. The need for a transplant arises for many reasons, which can be determined externally by carefully examining the violet bush:

  • Gradual aging of the soil in which the flower is planted;
  • Due to the bare stem that appears after dying off or cutting off for the propagation of the lower leaves;
  • white bloom has appeared on the surface of the substrate , which must be removed;
  • Too small pot;
  • The presence of pests or diseases that can lead to the death of the outlet.

See also Propagating African Violets with different methods.

If the plant has at least one sign, then it needs to be transplanted. If possible, it is better to leave the transplant at the beginning of spring, but there is also a need for an urgent transplant, which is carried out immediately. This is necessary at the moment when the plant:

  • Struck by harmful insects;
  • Or it started to rot.

It makes no sense to wait for the right time of the year and replant as needed. After that, the bush needs to organize the right conditions in which it easily adapts and grows new roots.

IMPORTANT! Whatever the reason for the transplant, it is necessary to carry it out according to all the rules.

At different times of the year

Every beginner needs to know when is the best time to transplant a violet. In order for the plant to please the eye of its grower and not look exhausted and unkempt, it is necessary to transplant the violet rosette annually. For it to be successful, you need:

  • Follow certain rules;
  • And do not deviate from the recommendations of experienced florists. It is best to replant the violet in the spring.

If replanting a collection of violets is a planned event, then it is better to do it at the end of winter or in March. At this time, the day lengthens and the amount of incoming sunlight is in the required mode in order for the outlet to successfully adapt after the transplant.

Because at more summer temperatures and a large number of ultraviolet rays, the violet falls into a stressful state and adaptation is slow and not always successful.

The main points required for a successful transplant:

  • The temperature on the windowsill at night should not drop below 19 degrees Celsius;
  • The light must reach the plant within 11 hours.

INTERESTING! If the grower has a specially equipped rack with lighting and can regulate the temperature in the room, then he can transplant flowers all year round.

Lunar calendar

When should you transplant a violet according to the lunar calendar?

If a florist wants to transplant violets according to the lunar calendar, then if this is a planned transplant, you need to see when there will be a growing moon in late February – early March, and at this time carry out the process of Transplanting African Violets plant.

If an urgent transplant is needed, then it is carried out in the initial phase of the waxing moon.

It must be remembered that when the moon is in a growing phase, it will have a positive effect on the growth of rosette leaves. Sap flow increases, due to which the plant will quickly adapt in a new container.

IMPORTANT! The lunar calendar can be purchased at bookstores or newsstands.

Why is it not recommended in late autumn and winter?

At this time, the flowering period usually begins, and in order not to injure the plant, it is better not to start the transplant. Also at this time, vegetation growth is practically zero, and the bush will slowly grow its new roots.

Violet cannot be transplanted in winter.

To help during this period, violet :

  • Organize lighting using special plant lamps;
  • And they withstand the air temperature in the mode of 24-26 degrees Celsius.

Summer Transplant Threats

In summer, the violet is dormant, since the increased air temperature threatens the plant with death. This is due to the fact that its root system at temperatures above 28 degrees ceases to normally feed the outlet with moisture, and with an increase in watering, the bush begins to rot.

Summer transplantation can be carried out only in those rooms where the air temperature can be controlled, preventing it from rising above 28 degrees Celsius.

After buying in store

First of all, a freshly purchased violet is best:

  • Put on quarantine separately from the entire collection;
  • And transplant her literally the next day.After the purchase, it is better to transplant the violet into a new soil.

In this case, it is necessary to cut off 2-3 leaf cuttings from it and try to root them so as not to lose the variety. This is done so that if a complete transplant with soil replacement leads to the death of the plant, then the grower will have the opportunity not to lose the variety.

CHeck out African Violet Light Requirements.


Since the plant grows in small containers, it needs annual transplants to renew the soil and bring the outlet to its proper form. With a correctly carried out transplant, the plant will grow flowers in two months, which will bloom for a whole year.

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