How to Grow African Violet Plants
1. Remove the plant from its pot. Using the dull side of a knife, gently scrape off old dried tissue from the outside of the bare stalk (created as old leaves have dropped off).
2. Put a half inch of African violet potting mix at bottom of a pot that is no more than a third the size of the plant diameter. Insert plant so lower leaves rest evenly at the top of the pot.
3. Fill in around the plant with fresh potting soil.
Pictured: 'Tomahawk' is noted for its nonfading cherry red flowers and cream-edged dark green leaves.