How Tall Does African Violet Get?

Long Stem Tall

Q: My African violets are growing on a long stem. How tall will they get?

A: It’s common for the lower leaves on an African violet to shrivel and drop off. The lower main stem of the plant becomes bare and hard. You can shorten it by removing a half-inch of soil from the bottom of the root ball. Put the root ball back in the pot and add soil around the stem. This covers the exposed trunk, which will send roots into the new soil.

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