Violet-Minuet: description of a variety, care

One of the most popular indoor plants in the world is the violet Jan-Minuet. She is the personification of the coming of spring, delighting her with delicate, graceful flowers full of beauty and perfection. Their smell is able not only to have a wonderful effect on the human body, but also to improve the mood, tuning in an optimistic way.


The dark green leaves of the violet are slightly wavy, with serrated edges. The main feature of the plant is terry flowers resembling stars. Their color is usually gently pink, with an expressive crimson fringe, the width of which may be different. The diameter of the flower is an average of 7 cm, on one high and sturdy peduncle in a round bouquet of them contains up to 3 pieces. Unlike other species of violets, these flowers have brighter transitions of colors on large and wavy petals. About nine months they please the eye and fill with an amazing fragrance the whole house. Violets of this variety are perfectly combined with blue and dark red varieties.

Features of care

Although Ian-Minuet is a very delicate subspecies, caring for this flower is not difficult even for a beginner. It does not require too bright lighting and too spacious a pot, as for some other varieties. Soil requirements are minimal.

Temperature conditions

Given the climatic conditions existing in the historic homeland of violets, the necessary temperature for their successful cultivation should be from 20 to 24 ° C. The lower mark is suitable for adult specimens covered with large flowers. For young plants, which are under development, the temperature should be a little higher.

Violet Jan Minuet, grown on the windowsill, in winter needs to provide heat. It is important to ensure that the plant does not get cold air, especially during the ventilation of the room. Avoiding the subcooling of the roots from the surface of the stone sill will help the use of a special stand for the pot with the flower.


This species of violets grows naturally in natural conditions along the banks of rivers and streams, where the air is saturated with moisture. The moisture index for this plant should not be less than 60%. In apartments with central heating it is necessary to raise it to create a favorable microclimate for violets. This can be done in various ways:

  • Place the pot with the flower in a flat vessel like a metal baking tray into which to pour water. Evaporating, it will increase the humidity in the surrounding air.
  • Using a spray can spray water near the plant. Due to the fact that Yang-Minuet (violet, the description of which is given here) has too much pubescence, spraying of leaves and flowers is not recommended.


For the successful cultivation of this crop, regular watering is required to prevent the earthen coma from drying out. You can do this in two ways - from above or below (from the pallet). In the first case, water is poured near the edge of the pot so as not to wash out the surface of the soil and moisten the young tender leaves of the plant. For convenience, it is better to use a watering can with a long narrow spout. Watered until the water begins to flow through the drainage holes in the pot. Approximately in half an hour it is poured from the pallet in order to exclude the possibility of decaying the roots.

When watering from below, water is poured into the pan, where it is gradually absorbed by the plant. This method has a significant minus - in the earthen coma, harmful salts accumulate over time, from which the flower can wither.

For irrigation, ordinary tap water is used, which was settled in an open dish for two days.

How well watering is performed, the violet Jan-Minuet can tell by its appearance. Elastic, saturated color of the leaves indicate sufficient moisture. If they become soft, hanging from the edge of the pot, then the soil is dry, and the plant needs urgent help. Pot for half an hour should be placed half in warm water and put in the shade, covered with a plastic wrap. About a day later the plant is completely restored.

Top dressing

Once every two weeks, the plant is fed with mineral fertilizers. One of the most famous is the "Immunocytophyte". It acts as a stimulant of protective reactions and plant development. Effectively increases the stability of the violet to diseases such as late blight, powdery mildew, black leg, altenariasis, gray and white rot and others to which the Yang-Minuet violet varieties are susceptible. In addition, "Immunocytophyte" greatly accelerates the development of the plant.


Violet Jan-Minuet can reproduce in various ways - leaf, cut, flower-bud or stepchild. The most popular is the first method. Reproduction is carried out in the spring-summer period. On a healthy, formed plant, choose a suitable leaf from the second or third row of the rosette. It should be brightly colored and without any stains and damage. In old leaves, the formation of roots is slow, they often die before the formation of young plants. The young take root faster, but their offspring may be weakened. Cut the sheet at an angle of 45⁰, leaving a stump to 5 mm (it must be immediately processed with crushed activated carbon). Rooting is best done in the water, so that you can observe the appearance of rootlets. It can be taken from a water pipe, but it must necessarily be clean and soft. Senpolia Jan-Menuet is very sensitive to water hardness. If necessary, soften it in all possible ways.

The leaf for 1 cm is immersed in a glass with water in which the active carbon tablet is previously dissolved and placed in a warm place away from the sun's rays. When roots are formed at least 1 cm long, the leaf can be transplanted into the soil.

In order for these plants to transform the whole beauty of the house, violets must be grown with proper and competent care, which is quite possible even for a beginner floriculturist.

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