Origin: Tropical Asia
Height: To 2 ft (60 cm)
Light: Bright light, but no direct sun.
Water: Keep soil moist spring through fall when plant is actively growing. Water sparingly in winter, allowing soil to become almost dry between waterings.
Humidity: Requires moist air, preferably 50% relative humidity or higher. Use a cool-mist room humidifier near the plant for best results.
Temperature: Average to warm 65-75°F/18-24°C.
Soil: Peat moss based mix, such as African violet potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with a balanced (such as 10-10-10 NPK) water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half. Do not feed in winter.
Propagation: Division. Divide rhizomes in spring and pot in separate containers. Keep the top surface of the rhizome above the soil line so that the growing stems don't rot at soil level.