Viola Cornuta. Pansy Plant Care

Today we are going to talk about the horn viol and its care, a plant also called pansy or pansy plant. It is a very interesting ornamental and edible variety to have both in the orchard and in the garden.

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Viola cornuta in the garden, what for?

Flowering plants like pansy have many benefits for crops and the garden. They provide food for bees and other insects, so they are plants that attract pollinatorswhich in turn helps to improve crop fertility.

Although rarely mentioned, they also add a striking visual aspect to the garden and help keep pests away. The flowers of the horn viol and other flowering plants They can also help attract natural predators of insect pests, which act as a biological pest control, helping to reduce the need for pesticides.

Viola cornuta: indoors or outdoors? Sun or shade?

A very common question when planting ornamental plants is whether these, such as the horn viol in this case they are indoors or outdoors or whether it is sunny or shady. The pansy plant does very well with direct sun and partial shade, so it should be outdoors or in an area where it receives sun if indoors, such as a bright window or balcony and sunny.

Viola cornuta: care for the pansy plant

The care of the pansy plant is very basic and simple, but it is important to review them and know them well:


As we said, a sunny place for horn viol it’s essential. The pansy plant needs at least six hours of direct sunlight a day to flower and stay healthy.

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It needs moderate watering and good drainage, and waterlogging should be avoided as this could lead to root rot.

It is advisable to water once a week in spring and summer, although if the weather is very dry it can be increased to every 4 or 5 days. You should reduce the frequency of irrigation during the winter months.


In spring and summer, it doesn’t hurt to add a homemade fertilizer to promote growth and flowering. For example, he banana tea can be very good, or many other fertilizers like earthworm humus.


Although not required, it is a good idea to prune spent flowers to encourage flowering.


The most common pests of horn viol are the caterpillars and the aphid. In the post on the types of caterpillars We explain how to fight them naturally. In the case of the aphid we have a post with the best home remedies for aphidssomething we also share in this video:

cold and frost

The pansy is resistant to cold and frost, so you should not be afraid of low winter temperatures.

Viola cornuta edible

The Viola cornuta is a variety whose flower is edible. The flowers have a mild, sweet flavor and are used to flavor desserts, salad dressings and other foods. The flowers can also be added to salads or used to decorate dishes.

In addition, pansy flower is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, thus increasing the nutritional value of meals. And it has healing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, Viola cornuta is a very useful herb to use in the kitchen, as it provides many opportunities to add flavor, texture, and nutrition to a dish.

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