Sunday, June 10, 2012

African Violet Propagation

How to propagate African Violets:
African violets are easy to propagate by leaf cuttings.  Snip a leaf near the base of the plant (so that you have a good long stem on it), and place in a dish of water.  Make sure that only the stem is in the water, and the leaf stays dry.  Periodically add more water as the water evaporates.  It will take a few days or possibly weeks for the stem to sprout roots.  Once the roots are about an inch long, plant the leaf and stem in african violet potting soil.  Water occasionally.  The new plants do not grow very quickly, but as long as the leaf is green and fleshy the plant is still alive.  After a few weeks you will have a new plant!

For more details on rooting plants in a dish of water, see my Coleus Propagation post

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