Rules, rules, rules.
African Violets come with a set of unforgiving rules.
1. Water from bottom of pot. If you must water from top, do NOT get leaves wet.
2. Read rule number 1.
3. Read rule number 1.
Violets also thrive on neglect. Water. Forget. Water...you get the picture.
As far as watering from the top, the top is fine, but you must avoid splashing on leaves.
Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on October 20, 2021:
Mary Norton, thank you for your comment.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 19, 2021:
I have several pots and they're all blooming. Maybe, because I seldom water it. Now, as you've suggested, I will put water underneath the pot.