African Violets in Strawberry Pots

Question:  Can you plant African violets in a strawberry pot and have them grow well?

Answer:  Yes.  For the fun of it, we’ve done this before, with some success.  Because of their naturally spreading nature, the trailing varieties are the best choice for this use.  For smaller containers, use the miniature or semiminiature varieties.  Be sure that your pot has a means of drainage–drill a hole in the bottom if it’s not there already.  Also, be careful in watering you plants after first potting them, since it may take a while for them to adequately fill the pot with roots.  Use a light soil mix, containing plenty of perlite, for the same reason.  This will allow you to more heavily water the pot without risk of damaging the plants

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