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🌻 Plant Care Guide For African Violet 'Dean's Cupid'

African Violet 'Dean's Cupid'

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Botanical Name: Saintpaulia Dean's Cupid

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African Violet 'Dean's Cupid'

Botanical Name: Saintpaulia Dean's Cupid

Medium Water

Bright

Toxic

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📚 African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' Care Guide

African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' are small perennial herbs with thick, hairy, ovate leaves. These dark green leaves have long petioles (leaf stems) and are arranged in a basal cluster at the
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💧️ Water - Medium Water
Moderate Water Needs
African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' requires a moderate amount of water. You will want to allow the top few inches of soil dry in between waterings. As a general rule of thumb, depending on where you have planted and how much light your African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' receives, you may need to water once a week.

Growing Indoors
If you are growing indoors or in a container, you can always check the moisture of the soil by using your thum or finger. Stick it in the soil -- if it is dry, then you will likely want to water your African Violet 'Dean's Cupid'.

Pot selection is also important to keep your African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' from getting too wet. It is important to select a pot with plenty of drainage holes as this will allow excess water to train out of the pot rather than to just sit on the bottom. Drainage holes also allow air to get into the soil from the bottom of the pot. Using a terracotta pot or another type of pot made of a permeable material can also help keepAfrican Violet 'Dean's Cupid' from getting too wet. Terracotta and other similar materials allow water to wick away from the soil faster than they would in a plastic pot.

Growing Outdoors
If you are growing African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' outdoors, the amount of light your plant is receiving is key to determining how often to water your plant. Plants that require moderate water, generally do best if they can get some respite from the sun during the day as it can dry out the soil fairly quickly. If you have planted in a sunny area, you will likely need to water this plant more often than if it is planted in a shady area. The type of soil you plant in is also important. Sandy and loamy soils tend to dry out much quicker. You can always amend soil with organic material such as peat moss or compost to encourage moisture retention.

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☀️ Light - Bright
Bright Indirect Light or Partial Sun
African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' can grow in bright indirect light which means it prefers at least 4-6 hours of diffused natural light (ideally 6 hours).
Growing Outdoors
When plants thrive in bright, indirect light only this means that you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unlessAfrican Violet 'Dean's Cupid' is also explicitly noted to tolerate direct sunlight.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' in an area that receives morning sunlight that's not too harsh and afternoon shade for most natural light. You can consider East facing portions of your garden as those get more morning sun.
Growing Indoors
If growing indoors, you can place near an East-facing window that will receive morning sun for half of the day and afternoon shade. You can also consider placing a few feet away from a South-facing window for diffused light. However, be careful about placing in direct sunlight of a South-facing window as that can cause leaf gscorch and affect growth. You can always diffuse the harsh light of a South-facing window by using a sheer curtain.

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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Toxic
Toxic To Pets

African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' is toxic to your pet friends. Becareful and keep out of reach of dogs, cats, and other pets.
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🌳 Mature Size
Up to 6 Inches.

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🧪 Soil pH Needs
Slightly Acidic (Soil pH of 6-6.5)Neutral (Soil pH of 6.5-7.5)

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🦋 African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' Plant Uses and Characteristics
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🌎 Hardiness Zone
Hardiness zones (or Grow Zones) are areas where African Violet 'Dean's Cupid' is able to grow outdoors year round.
If you are located outside of the specified grow zones, you will need to bring your plant indoors during cooler months if you are growing outside. We recommend growing in a container or indoors.


Zone 11
40 to 50 F
Zone 11A
40 to 45 F
Zone 11B
45 to 50 F
Zone 12A
50 to 55 F
Zone 12B
55 to 60 F
Zone 11
Zone 11 offers mild winters and hot summer temperatures providing long growing seasons. Due to scorching hot summers, you must be careful with cold-hardy or tender plants. Fortunately, there's no frost in this region most of the time and the winters are moderatly warm. Due to high summer temperatures, you'll want to consider planting tender plants in areas of shade and supplement this with moderate watering
First Frost:
This zone doesn't experience frost/cool temperatures majority of the time. If there is frost, then early to mid-December is the typical time-frame, but can go as late as late December.

Last Frost:
This zone doesn't experience frost most of the time. If there is frost, then early January is the typical time-frame, but at times it can go up to as laste as mid Jan.
States Included In This Zone:
Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
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