Q. How and when do I repot African Violets?
The best time to repot African violets is every 6 months to a year. Repotting will keep your plant blooming. Use a clean pot. (A 4-inch pot is sufficient for a standard-size violet). Remove all but the freshest, healthiest leaves and blooms. If you keep them now, you'll only have to remove them later. Gently massage away some of the old soil and root system. A general rule is: The size of the root system below the soil should be large enough to support the foliage above the soil. Remove about half of the foliage and about half of the roots. This will encourage new roots and leaves.
For detailed instructions with photographs, see Repotting an African Violet.
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service