Also, there has been plenty of time for the chlorine and fluoride to evaporate out of the water.
Every few days stick your finger in the soil of each plant. If the soil sticks to your finger and feels damp, the plant is O.K. If the soil crumbles away easily and doesn't feel damp, it's time to water again.
Always use a watering can with a small spout:
Two watering methods are recommended:
Let it sit for about an hour. After an hour, if there is still water above the level of the bottom of the pot, take the pot out of the saucer, pour the water out of the saucer, and return the pot to the saucer.
To make sure that their normal spot has enough light, see: The correct light for your African violet.
How often you water depends on what Type of flower pot you are using, and how much light your plant is getting. If your plant gets very little light, and lives in a plastic pot, it will need to be watered less often than a plant getting lots of light that lives in an unglazed ceramic pot.
Introduction | Getting an African violet | Type of flower pot | Potting an African violet | Potting procedure | Rooting an African violet from a cutting | The correct light for your African violet | Keeping your African violet humid | Encylopedia Britannica Article | Photos of African vs | Links to other African Violet Sites
Last revised July 20, 2005