A healthy African violet will bloom for three months and then rest for a month.
African violets require at least eight hours of filtered light (east or west exposure) per day. Keep plants close to the window, but watch out for cold weather.
If supplemental lighting is used, place plants no closer than six (6) inches and no further than twelve (12) inches from fluorescent lights. Use a timer to regulate eight to ten hours of simulated daylight.
Incandescent light bulbs tend to give off too much heat and can burn leaves. If used, incandescent bulbs should be at least fifteen (15) inches from the top of the plant.
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