Care for Violets in Winter

The homeland of room violets are tropical jungle. Now, however, they can be found on all continents. Wild species of violets are more common in temperate climates, but necessarily in the shade areas. Therefore room violets require special maintenance, especially in winter. Violets feel comfortable in diffused light. Especially they grow well on the western or eastern windows. Bright and hot southern sun can scorch soft fleecy leaves. Watching violets, you can easily identify whether they are comfortable at certain place. If they are not satisfied with the lighting, the leaves are turning away from the light.

In winter violet photosynthesis is significantly reduced and plant growth slows. Like all living organisms, potted plants get used to their place, adapt to it and create microcosm around themselves. Do not move violets often from one place to another, they will be slow in the development and flowering.

Another factor that negatively affects the growth of violets is the lack of fresh air. In winter, it is problematic enough to provide fresh air to indoor plants, but still try to ventilate the room.

Excess moisture in winter has a negative impact on domestic flowers, and violets from excessive irrigation can get sick and even die from root rot; water only when necessary. In case of rotting roots, violet is immediately transplanted to a new pot, the roots are disinfected and the top is covered with a glass jar. In winter, do not put pots with violets on a cold window sill.

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