Monday, October 23, 2006


African violet grown from a cut leaf.. Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I am so jealous... I have tried to propagate African violets from cut leaves many, many times and have never had any luck! Any hints?

snappy said...

Hi Blackswamp girl, this is the first baby plant i have grown from a leaf cutting.I selected a good fat healthy leaf,filled a glass with water. Covered a glass with paper and wrapped an elastic band around the paper.I made a hole in the paper and poked the stem through so it was immersed in water.It sat on the windowsill away from direct sunlight.It grew translucent roots.it was then transplanted into a pot.I kept it moist and the parent leaf away from the soil.A few months later I found baby leaves growing up from the soil.I cant remember which African violet it grew from, the purple flowered or white/purple flower.Good luck if you try!