Schila
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African Violet and Self Watering Pots

What is the best way to water an African Violet? Two weeks ago I bought an African Violet that came in a plastic pot and repot it to one of those double self watering ceramic pot. When I repot it, I water it and as far as I remember no water came from the bottom (remember that this ceramic pot don’t have drainage holes). I haven’t water since because I can fell the soil moist. My question is how do you water African Violet when they are in this type of self watering pots and how often? 8)
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I only replace the water in the holding area when it gets down low. That's about once a month. I don't water the actual plant ever. I know some people don't like these pots but I've had a lot of success with them for a lot of years.

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I understand the inside pot doesn't have a drainage hole either?

Then it would be important not to water the plant directly, since there is no escape for excess water...
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So the pot sits in the water of the holding area all the time until it gets down to a low level??? How about when you need to feed the plant? just add the food in the holding are as well?
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Yes, just put the fertilizer in the water. You should never water the dirt since it can't drain.

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Where can you get those kind of pots from???

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Green Mantis,
Well mine was given to me by a friend, but I've seen them at Home Depot. If you go online and google Self Watering African Violet Pot you will get an extent variety from where to choose from.
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