Air, Temperature and Humidity


    Violets like relatively high humidity, but the air must be fresh and kept moving gently. They do not like strong drafts, and especially dislike cold wind blowing on them. If you must take your violets outside even for a few minutes protect them from the cold air during such weather. Violets are tropical plants and should not be taken outdoors uncovered when the temperature is below 60 degrees F. Parked cars are murderous on violets. The interior of the car  quickly becomes either an oven or a freezer depending upon the dayís weather.  Donít leave your violets in a parked car for more than a few minutes no matter what the weather is. Generally violets like temperatures ranging from 65 degrees F. at night to 75 degrees F. during the day, but they will accept temperatures between 55 degrees and 85 degrees. Since most homes do not have as high a humidity level as violets would like the wick watering method of growing is especially good because the plants are growing over water which slowly evaporates up around them providing sufficient humidity.

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