Violet Frosty Cherry: Home Care

Among flower growers, the Violet Frosty Cherry is quite popular due to the original and bright flowering. In the article you will learn about how to care for this flower at home, as well as about the possible difficulties in growing it.

Botanical description of the plant

Violet Frosty cherry is a perennial plant with a creeping rhizome. Petiole leaves, green, oval and slightly elongated. This plant variety is characterized by long flowering, which can be up to 10 months. The flowers are quite large, in diameter they can reach 4 cm. The buds consist of two stamens, a pistil and 5-7 petals, which are painted in red-cherry color with a white stripe. The brightness of the color of the petals depends on the time when the flowering occurs: freshly blossomed flowers are much lighter than the blooming ones. The first flowering of violets of this variety is characterized by small buds, during the second and third flowering they become larger. At low temperatures in the house, the color of the flowers fades, but in a warm room they become bright cherry.

House growing conditions

Home growing violets involves choosing the right place where it will be, and creating suitable conditions for the plant.

Seat selection

The place where the plant will be should be well lit. Insufficient lighting will cause the flower stalks to stretch and the flowers to fade. Direct sunlight that falls on the plant is very harmful to it and can contribute to its death, so in summer it is necessary to obscure this variety of violets.

Important! It is best to install containers with violets. Frosty cherries on windows that look west or east.

Temperature and humidity

The temperature in the room should be +20 ... + 25 ° C. A value below or above this indicator will directly affect the colors. In the heat, they will become shallow, and if the house is less than + 16 ° C, this will contribute to the complete cessation of flowering. Humidity should be between 40 and 65%. In addition, the room requires daily ventilation. The lack of moisture is compensated by installing open containers of water near the plant. It is strictly forbidden to spray the violet.

Home Care

In addition to the right place, it is necessary to provide the violet with proper care and pay attention to watering, feeding, pruning and transplanting.


It is necessary to approach Frosty cherry watering very responsibly. Drying of the soil will negatively affect the appearance of the violet, and excessive moisture can lead to its death. Water the plant should often, but with a small amount of warm water. You can water the plant in the usual way - along the edge of the pot. In this case, excess water enters the sump, from where it must be removed so that it does not stagnate.

Did you know? The famous Russian writer I. S. Turgenev was very fond of violets. He gave them to his friends and was extremely happy when he was presented with violets as a gift.

Top dressing

Dense soils with excess nutrients are not suitable for frosty cherries. Adult violets need top dressing every 2-3 weeks with special mineral and organic fertilizers. Organic must be introduced when the rosette is formed, and mineral - during the flowering period. The first feeding is carried out a month after planting.


In order for the bush to be neat, it must be cut periodically. Removing excess parts has a positive effect on the growth and quality of flowering. In order for the leaves in the center of the plant to develop well, it is necessary to free it from old leaves at the roots. The removal process must be carried out with a clean and sharp knife, very carefully so as not to harm the plant. Large and obsolete plates are cut together with the handle, as well as obsolete peduncles and extra stepsons, violating the symmetry of the outlet.

Important! If the plant is healthy, then it is necessary to transplant it together with a lump of earth. At the slightest sign of ill health, the violets must be completely changed.


Violet Frosty Cherry needs a transplant twice a year. The best time for this is spring and summer. The size of the container must be increased in accordance with the growth of the roots of the plant. This flower is suitable for loose and light soil. It is best to take a special soil for violets, in which perlite or vermiculite (a tenth of the total soil volume) should be added.

If it is not possible to buy ready-made soil, you can make it yourself. To do this, you need to take sheet or sod soil (5 parts), add 3 parts of peat and 1 part of sand to it. Then you need to add a tenth of the volume of vermiculite or perlite. To decontaminate the soil, you need to add some wood ash there.

Learn more about the features of a violet transplant at home.

Propagation at home

Propagation of Frosty cherries is possible using the method of rooting the leaf cuttings.

To do this, you must:

  1. Cut a leaf immediately under the peduncle, next to the brightest flower.
  2. Make an oblique incision on the handle and prepare a glass with a substrate in which peat and vermiculite are in equal proportions.
  3. To deepen the stalk into the ground no more than 1 cm.
  4. Cover the glass with a plastic bag.
  5. Four weeks later, the “babies” at the base of the stem will sprout, in this case the shelter is removed.
  6. Three months later, when the shank reaches 5 cm in height, the bush needs to be pulled out of the soil and the old leaf should be separated.
  7. After this, the bush should be divided into parts so that each “baby” has at least 3 leaves, and plant them in separate pots with a diameter of 4-5 cm.
10-12 months after propagation by this method, one can observe the flowering of violets.

Video: propagation of violets with a leaf cuttings

To grow a flower faster, you can use propagation by stepsons, for which it is necessary:

  1. Separate the daughter outlet from the mother and put in a mixture of peat and vermiculite.
  2. Cover with a bag.
  3. Plant in the soil after 30-40 days.
This method will allow the violet to bloom after 8–9 months.

Video: propagation of violets by stepsons

Possible growing difficulties

The most common diseases that can cause frosty cherries include the following:

  • lack of flowering - the reasons for this are the lack of control over air humidity or untimely transplantation;
  • holes and yellow spots on the leaves - this is due to excessively bright light;
  • brown spots on the leaves - this problem occurs when watering the plant with low temperature water;
  • pale leaves with curved ends - this is due to the cold air in the room;
  • falling of inflorescences - this is due to an excess of fertilizers;
  • rotting roots - this is facilitated by abundant watering with cool water.
To prevent such troubles, flowers should be planted in new pots in the soil, consisting of equal amounts of turf land and peat, to monitor the correct irrigation, to observe the necessary temperature and humidity conditions.

Did you know? On the first Sunday of March in Germany celebrate the Day of violets. On this day, parades and festivals are held throughout the country, as well as exhibitions of these flowers.

Frosty cherries can also be susceptible to viral and fungal diseases, among which are:

  1. Powdery Mildew It is characterized by the appearance of white plaque on various parts of the plant. Subsequently, the violet weakens and may die. In this case, you need to remove the damaged parts and treat it with Topaz.

  2. Gray rot. If available, a gray coating on the plant becomes visible. If this disease is detected, it is necessary to remove the damaged parts of the violet and treat it with a fungicide, for example, Previkur.

Violet Frosty cherry is considered an unpretentious home flower, but still it requires compliance with the relevant conditions for its cultivation. Knowing all the subtleties in caring for this plant and applying them in practice, you can grow a beautiful flower that will delight you with long and bright flowering.

Interesting Articles