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EverFloris: The New Evolution of Space Violets
EverFloris Varieties are a direct outcome of the Optimara Space Violet program. The US Space Shuttle Program was retired in 2011, but the legacy lives on in EverFloris Space Violets! The development
of EverFloris Violets began in 1984, when 25,000 Optimara
seeds were launched into space aboard one of NASA's space shuttles. The seeds remained
orbiting the Earth for nearly six years aboard the Long Duration Exposure
Multiflorescence is just one of the remarkable characteristics that make EverFloris Violets so unique. In addition to larger, fuller blooms that flower continuously, EverFloris varieties have been developed to grow bigger. Overall, they are as much as 50 percent bigger. To accommodate their larger growing size, EverFloris Violets are cultivated in a 6-inch pot (instead of the standard 4-inch pot).
Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but never soggy. Use room-temperature
and avoid splashing water on the leaves.
Fertilizer: Use Optimara
Violet Food 14-12-14, each time you water.
Light: EverFloris Violets, like all African Violets, perform best when they receive plenty of indirect sunlight. This can be achieved with sheer curtains or partially closed blinds.
Climate: Keep temperature at 60 to 80 degrees F. Ideal temperature
is about 70 degrees.
Humidity should be at least 40 to 60 percent.
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