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Saintpaulia not blooming

Jeremy Harbinson "Jeremy Harbinson" at users.tbpt.wau.nl
Mon Dec 4 08:01:44 EST 2000

Could be for several reasons; not enough light can be problem, but this
would seem unlikely if they are close to a window; too cold could be
another problem - they are a tropical lowland plant, typically found
growing on shaded limestone cliff-faces, all-in-all a very sheltered
habitat, and when we grow them for research purposes we typically used
23/25C. Last. it could be soil conditions - they like an open
free-draining soil, and careful watering, and it they do not get this
they can become miserable looking.
all the best,
Jeremy Harbinson

Marc Tardif wrote:

> I live in Quebec and keep a few Saintpaulia (African
> Violets) next to a stained glass window, so there is
> often light during the day but never too bright. The
> problem is that it's been over a year now and not a
> single flower has bloomed. I tried adding fertilizer
> but I'm still stuck with leafs only. Any ideas what
> can possibly be wrong?
> PS. This is the first time I post to this newsgroup
>     and could tell very little about the topic from
>     the 10 messages archived on my isp's server. So
>     please let me know if I should be posting my
>     question on another newsgroup or mailing list.

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