Picking a Pot for African Violets

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There are two basic kinds of pots for violets: terracotta and plastic. Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of planting African violets in a plastic or terracotta pot with this free gardening video about caring for African violets. View Video Transcript

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How to select a pot for your African Violet. You have basically two choices. You have plastic or the terra cotta. I prefer the terra cotta and some others prefer the plastic. This is a 2 and 1/2 inch plastic pot. This is the size pot that your mini African Violet will live in for its life span. You do not need to upgrade to a large size. Here is a 6 inch African Violet pot and this is an appropriate size for the life span of your larger species of African violets. This is a 2 and 1/2 inch tera cotta pot. Again these are great for your minis. You can also use the 2 and 1/2 inch pot for cuttings and for seedlings. This is a 6 inch terra cotta pot. The down side to a terra cotta pot is that salts from your water and your food have a tendency to built up along the rim and on the bottom of your pot. Take a clean damp cloth at least once a month and wipe off the top of your pot and the bottom of your pot to remove the salt residue. This will make for a happier African violet.