Violet Jan Minuet: growing and caring at home

The airy, openwork violets of Jan Minuet attract attention with the beauty of their bright, double flowers and are often used as a decorative decoration for home interiors. You can learn about the conditions of cultivation and breeding at home from this article, in which there are also many tips for caring for these beautiful flowers.

Botanical description of the plant

The characteristic signs of violet Jan Minuet can be called its flowering: large double, voluminous flowers with a contrasting border. Their color can be from pale pink tones to bright crimson and violet. Each peduncle can contain up to 3 flowers, up to 7 cm in diameter with loosely arranged petals, which creates the effect of airy lightness. This ornamental plant blooms for almost a year, at least 10 months, subject to properly organized care. The beginning of flowering occurs in early spring, when Jan Minuet acquires a lush “hat” of delicate flowers, subsequently it also has abundant flowering throughout the year, with short interruptions.

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Quilted violet leaves, with a wavy border and pointed edges. They are green in color with a slight emerald tone. The outlet has an even shape provided there is sufficient daylight and cool air in the room, because otherwise it can stretch upward.

House growing conditions

The appearance of this violet indicates that the plant is very delicate and it requires careful care and attention. First of all, it concerns the growing conditions of this decorative species. In order for the plant to have a beautiful and saturated flowering, care must be taken:

  • about indoor lighting;
  • about temperature conditions;
  • about the level of humidity.


This is a photophilous plant that needs plenty of sunlight. However, you should be careful about choosing a place for the pot with Jan Minuet, since the direct rays of the sun can be fatal to the delicate leaves and petals of this violet and leave burns on them.

Temperature and humidity

The temperature regime in the room where this species is grown should be within +20 ... + 24 ° С without significant differences. A tangible rise or decrease in temperature can adversely affect flowering, it will become scarce, and may also cease altogether.

He does not like drafts and cold air currents during ventilation. It is worth noting that air humidity is also a very significant indicator for ensuring the flowering of Jan Minuet. It should be in balance with air temperature. This type of violets grows very well and develops in conditions of high humidity, which are in the range of 60–70%. Dry air provokes leaf wilting.

Important! During drip irrigation, it is necessary to ensure that drops of water do not fall on pubescent leaves and flowers.

In order to bring this indicator back to normal, you can use the following recommendations:

  • irrigate the air with warm water around the plant from the spray gun;
  • make or purchase pot trays. Fill them with water, which will evaporate and give the plant life-giving moisture.

Care Tips

Care for the violet should be gentle and systematic, since the plant is very delicate. For the cultivation of this violet, one should control such factors affecting its growth and flowering:

  • watering;
  • fertilizer application;
  • pruning
  • transfer.
The most suitable place for breeding Jan Minuet can be called a window sill. There will be enough light on the plant, and it is also convenient to turn it, to form an even rosette of leaves.


Watering in winter is rare enough, monitoring the condition of the soil and preventing its drying out. In summer, the violet needs more water and is irrigated more often, several times a week. Jan Minuet should be watered with warm water that has been left standing for at least two days.

For watering, you can use various approaches:

  • pour water from a watering can into the flowerpot, directing a stream of water to the edges of the pot. It is necessary to use as much water as the earth can absorb, and excess water will not appear in the pan of the pot. After half an hour, this liquid is removed so that it does not cause rotting of the roots;
  • substitute a tray with water under the pot so that the required amount of moisture flows through the root system. However, this method is fraught with the threat of accumulation of salts dangerous to violets, which are not removed from the flowerpot.
With sufficient, regular and properly organized watering, the plant has elastic and green leaves, blooms well.

Top dressing

The application of mineral fertilizers helps the plant grow well, increase its protective functions to resist pests, and not get sick with a number of diseases. Feeding is recommended to be done twice a month. To do this, use special complexes for violets, which help to overcome their characteristic diseases.


Pruning is recommended in case of:

  • abundantly grown outlets;
  • ugly appearance of the plant;
  • drying of the lower leaves.
Pruning consists of plucking old, dried, withered leaves. In this case, the main, young outlet remains untouched.

Did you know? In the natural habitat, the violets of Jan Minuet grow on the banks of rivers, where the humidity is naturally high.


Renewing the soil and flowerpot for a plant, replanting it, is recommended in the spring, with the exception of those situations when this procedure is necessary to preserve the life of the flower. For this, it is best to use the transshipment method, since the violet Jan Minuet has a very fragile root system. This process involves transplanting a plant from an old flowerpot into a new one when the roots of the plant are covered with an earthen lump, which does not peel off, but remains there, so as not to damage them.

Pour drainage into a new tank. The drainage volume for this type of violet should be at least a third of the flowerpot into which it is planned to be transplanted. Then a plant with an earthen lump is placed in the pot and the remaining volume is poured with new, fresh, nutritious soil. Before planting in a new pot, you should inspect the rhizome and remove the rotted processes.

Read about how to make a primer for violets with your own hands.

Recommendations when choosing a pot:

  1. It is better to opt for a product made of plastic, as flowerpots made of clay and ceramics contribute to faster drying.
  2. For violets Jan Januet, the pot should not be deep, but wide. The optimal size is 2 cm larger in diameter than the previous one.

Preparing the soil for violets is a very important point, since it provides the plant with all the nutrients and trace elements. The soil should pass moisture and air well. These characteristics should be taken into account when choosing a finished soil for violets or preparing it yourself.

Important! If in the autumn-winter period the plant will stand on a stone window sill, its roots can freeze very much. Therefore, to protect the delicate roots of violets, use stands.

You should know that such a substrate consists of:

  • forest land;
  • sand;
  • peat.
The proportion should be 3: 3: 5. Charcoal can also be added to this mixture.

How to propagate at home

For breeding violets Jan Minuet use 4 methods of reproduction:

  • leaves;
  • peduncles;
  • cuttings;
  • stepsons.

The most popular method is to separate the leaf from the main violet outlet, after which it is placed in a container with water and the roots are expected to appear. Then the rooted leaves are planted in the substrate. For this procedure, you should select a sheet from the second row of the outlet without damage and no signs of wilting.

If you take an older leaf, it will take him more time to take root. Cut the sheet at an acute angle. The part remaining on the plant must be treated with activated carbon, grinding it into powder and applying it to the cut.

It is worthwhile to tell in more detail about the water in which the leaf will take root. It should be soft, because in hard water the leaf will not be able to let the roots go, it will fade and die. To soften the liquid, you can also apply activated carbon, diluting 1 tablet in a glass of water. Having placed a green shoot in a glass, they put it in a warm place. When the roots 1 cm long appear, the leaf is transplanted into the soil.

Did you know? Moscow breeder Puminova Natalya Aleksandrovna brought not only the unique air violets Jan Minuet, but also a lot of different outlandish decorative species.

Possible growing difficulties

Proper care and well-organized conditions for growing violet Jan Minuet will be the key to beautiful and active flowering. However, if the soil in the pot is dry, this can cause wilting of leaves that hang over the edges of the flowerpot. For emergency resuscitation of a plant, the pot is lowered into a container with warm water, the level of which will reach the middle of the pot. All this is moved into the shade and covered with polyethylene, to increase humidity and maximize hydration of both the rhizome and the entire plant due to moisture accumulation.

A plant may suffer from ailments, including infectious diseases:

  • gray and white rot;
  • powdery mildew;
  • late blight.
A preventive measure to combat these diseases is the introduction of fertilizers Immunocytophyte.

Also, violet can be negatively affected by such pests:

  • whiteflies;
  • worms;
  • cyclamen tick.

Insecticides are effectively used to combat them. Violet Jan minuet is very beautiful and can become an unusual decoration of any interior. However, for this plant it is necessary to create conditions for a harmonious balance of humidity and temperature in the room, and then it can please the eye almost all year round.

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