African Violets

Q:   When I bought my African violet it was blooming beautifully but it has never bloomed again.  What could be wrong? 

A:  Several things might be the cause of no blooming. My first concern would be the amount of light the plant may be receiving.  Although these plants are grown indoors they do require quite a bit of light exposure.  However, do not assume that means direct light as they should never be placed in full sun.  African violets should receive high indirect light.  They also need to be fertilized on a regular basis but the nitrogen level should be small.  Consider them as you would a baby which has to fed often but only with small amounts of food. Over watering could also cause the plant to not produce blooms.  I have included a publication from the University of Florida on growing violets.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg028