African violets, known as sora kalissa, prefer to be watered from below.
African violets, known as sora kalissa, prefer to be watered from below. Mary Schroeder Detroit Free Press
African violets, known as sora kalissa, prefer to be watered from below. Mary Schroeder Detroit Free Press

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Marianne Binetti is the author of "Easy Answers for Great Gardens" and eight other gardening books. She has a degree in horticulture from WSU and will answer questions from her Web site at www.binettigarden.com.