How to transplant a violet correctly. Nuances and methods

For good growth and flowering of home violets, they need an annual transplant into a new pot. But how to transplant a violet correctly? Let's dwell on some of the nuances of this process.

The most suitable time for this is spring and autumn.

It is preferable to transplant a violet into a pot made of plastic, because in it, in comparison with an earthen pot, the soil dries out much more slowly. In addition, when the lower leaves of the violet come into contact with the clay pot, they wither and deteriorate.

The diameter of the pot increases with each transplant, but the diameter of the plant should exceed it by 3 times. You should not use large pots for these purposes (more than 10 cm in diameter), as this will have a bad effect on the flowering of violets.

With regard to an overgrown flower, you can go in two ways:
  • rejuvenate, for which you need to cut and root the largest and strongest leaves;
  • trim the roots and place it back or in another pot of the same size. Using an old pot requires washing and cleaning it.
Violets are best suited for light, loose soil, characterized by high moisture and air permeability. The simplest option would be to use garden land with the addition of sand and peat to it.

There are different ways of how to properly transplant a violet, consider some of them:

  • through transshipment. The method is applicable to young plants or when an urgent transplant of flowering violets is required. In this case, the extraction of the violets from the old pot is carried out with complete preservation of the clod of earth. The first layer in the new pot should be drainage, then a little earth is poured, then a lump of earth is placed in the center of the pot, in which the roots of the transplanted flower are located. After that, the gaps between the lump of earth and the walls of the pot are filled, the soil is poured from above;
  • by completely replacing the soil. It is applied to adult violets with bare stems or when they wilt. With this method, after carefully removing the plant from the pot, shake off the ground from its roots, remove the withered lower leaves along with the peduncles, and after examining the roots, you can get rid of the old and rotten ones. In the new pot, drainage is also first placed, then some fresh soil, on which the roots of the violet are placed, and the necessary amount of soil is poured on top so that it reaches the level of the lower leaves.
User avatar Housewife

I use pots with a diameter of 15 cm, violets bloom profusely and grow to gigantic sizes, and in small pots they do not grow and bloom less often.

Natasha's avatar

Yes, you really know, a plastic pot is better. I had two violets growing in clay pots, and the lower leaves were constantly drying out. And when transplanted into plastic pots, the flowers became much more beautiful and healthier.

Lima user avatar

I do not transplant violets, but rejuvenate when old plants grow strongly. I cut off the lower leaves, cut off the roots, leave the top with several leaves and below the stem about 1-2 cm long, put it in the water. As it takes root, I plant it in the ground and get a young violet.