There are a lot of varieties of indoor violets. The most interesting of this collection of colorful pets will, of course, be the violet Jan-Caprice.
- Description of the violet variety Jan-Caprice
- What a violet Caprice looks like in the photo
- Recommended detention conditions
- Care rules
- What is the attraction of violets Jan-Caprice sport
Description of the violet variety Jan-Caprice
The plant of this variety is very unusual and original. His flowers are creamy white, decorated with small greenish, bronze or pink teeth along the edge, double or semi-double. Blooms with a cap.
The leaves are variegated, decorated with a white border, curly. Peduncles are erect, strong. On one, from 3 to 5 flowers are usually formed.
It blooms for a long time twice a year. The rosette is neat, beautiful, usually formed by itself.
The plate is glossy, but the wavy edges give the impression of velvety. On young violets, the variegation of leaves is almost invisible, but as it grows, the velvety light border becomes more and more bright and noticeable. In normal light, the leaves seem to hug the pot.
The blooming violet of this variety is very harmonious. An openwork bouquet, creamy white, decorated with a greenish, bronze or pink border almost merges with the dark green of variegated leaves.
A standard can only be called a plant that has a small rosette, the leaves lie tightly, without gaps.
In good lighting they "hug" the pot. Flowers are double or semi-double, strongly corrugated along the edge of the delicate petals. On the same flower, on different petals, ruffles can be of different colors.
What a violet Caprice looks like in the photo
We can say that this violet is not very photogenic. Creamy white flowers with a pleasant greenish fringe along the edge almost merge in color with the leaves.
It can even be difficult to see them in the photo. The rosette without flowers looks very beautiful and original. Nevertheless, amateur flower growers are trying to get this whim on their windowsill. As in any other case, how many people, so many opinions.
There are both disappointed and enthusiastic admirers regarding this variety.
Recommended detention conditions
When growing Jan-Caprice, it is necessary to strictly observe the recommended keeping conditions for plants of this species.
Lighting, soil, pot size, humidity, watering - everything must exactly comply with the recommendations for growing Saintpaulias.
The plant needs good lighting, but direct sunlight should not fall on it. The duration of the light time is at least 10 hours. During flowering, it is better to add light with a fluorescent lamp.
It should not be high, especially Jan-Caprice. Up to + 25 in summer, up to + 20 degrees in winter. In a cool place, it becomes much brighter, the flowers are larger, the leaves are richer, the border is clearer.
The primer should be used lightweight, purchased or prepared on your own. When manufacturing, it is important to know that the soil needs to be calcined in the oven. This is done to kill the larvae of the pests.
Here is the approximate composition of the soil:
- 3 parts of peat,
- dried moss 10% of the total volume,
- 5 pieces of leafy land,
- 1 part sand
- 10% of coal from the total volume.
Containers for planting
You need to take small ones. The fact is that Jan-Caprice will not bloom for a long time in a spacious container. Flowers will appear only after the root system has completely occupied the entire volume of the soil of the planting tank.
The diameter of the pot should be 10-12 cm for an adult plant, and 5-6 cm for a child.
Experienced flower growers use the rule when choosing a pot: the flower rosette should be 3 times the diameter of the pot.
It is better to water violets from below 1-2 times a week. In a container with water, lower the pot to a quarter of its height. Let it stand for about 20 minutes, until the soil is completely wet, then take it out and let the excess moisture drain off.
Pour excess water from the pan, do not leave it there, so as not to rot the roots.
Humidity should be up to 50 percent. Cannot be sprayed like other varieties of violets. It is better to put a container of water next to it to humidify the air, but once a month flowers need a shower.
After it, the plant must be dried by removing moisture from the leaves and growth points using a napkin.
Top dressing is also necessary Jan-Caprice, but be careful. "Overfeeding" with nitrogenous fertilizers will prevent the plant from blooming.
No wonder the name of this violet contains the word "whim". It is not so easy to grow it and wait for flowering, the more pleasant it is to have such a capricious flower in your collection on the windowsill.
What is the attraction of violets Jan-Caprice sport
Often when growing violets, it happens that the plants do not bloom according to the variety. The color of flowers and leaves differs markedly from the original. This is because varietal traits are not fully inherited.
These plants are called "sports". Of course, flower growers are upset about this, but sometimes the sport looks much better than the variety.
So it happened with Jan-Caprice. Some of his sports are even better than their parents.
So there is no need to get upset when you get sports instead of grade.
Perhaps your pet will surpass the variety and become the ancestor of one of the new varieties. And I also need to say that if instead of a variety you have grown a sport, then there is no way to fix it. It remains only to decide whether to leave it or throw it away.
You will learn more about the violet Jan-Caprice by watching the video: