Sunday, February 6, 2011

Video - Starting African Violets From Leaves



I made a video showing how I put down African violet leaves to propagate new baby plants.
This is especially for the beginners out there, because I wanna get more people interested in this awesome hobby!

As always, I welcome your comments and questions.

20 comments:

  1. So did you put this on for me?????after our convo!!!!! HEE HEE HEE. I'd like to think so :)
    XOXOXOX
    Kat
    ( I come up as our blogger name as happy fam but as your follower I am auntie kat-go figure)

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  2. I made the video a few days ago but yes, I put it on just for you <3

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  3. Nice video! Thanks for making it for everyone. Jana

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  4. Thanks Jana, hope everyone digs it! :-)

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  5. I love your videos! Thanks for posting!

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  6. Thank YOU Lindi, for loving them--I will keep making them as long as someone loves them! :-)

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  7. Thanks Ann-Marie for the videos, they are great. I think I will give wicking a try.

    Sheila

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  8. Thanks for this post - I've linked to it from my post on an orchid species called Restrepia trichoglossa, which surprisingly can be propagated in almost exactly the same way :)

    James/Discus
    Orchids on a Balcony

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  9. James--Cool! Very interesting!

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  10. Just me bugging ya again hehe!!
    I couldn't tell by your video nor did you mention if you put a drainage hole in the little cup you put the leaves in? I want to assume you DID put one but I have learned not to assume things LOL

    I also just want to say Thank You! for your blog!! You have sparked something in me hehe ... I only own 1 AV right now, not sure of what kind so a noid as of now lol but I am thrilled to say I have 3 more coming from Jack's Violets woot!!

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  11. Dawn--WHOOHOO sounds like you are gonna be a true addict! Don't worry, it's the best addiction anyone could ever be afflicted with. Do try and come to the Bay State show this weekend at Tower Hill in Boylston, there will be sales plants!! >:-)

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  12. Dear Ann-Marie,

    Thank you for this wonderful video! I have watched it several times. I started some leaves about a month ago, copying your method, but the babies still haven't shown up. How long do you keep the mother leaves in the plastic box before taking them out? Thanks so much, Jan

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  13. Jan--I leave them under the plastic until the babies are big enough to separate. And they all have a mind of their own, never know how long it will take!

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  14. Thanks so much for the Blog. I received two violet plants in a basket a year ago and I have managed to keep them alive. YEAH! One is your normal violet and the other violet sprouted three more plants around the edge of the 4 inch pot. I have 3 sisters so I call it my Four Sisters Violet. I checked on the internet and found out that I may have a trailing violet. I have never heard of them. I just love mine and want to have more so I will try your rooting practice. Is it okay to leave these four in the same pot? I love it. I'm scared to death to transfer the plant to a bigger pot. What size pot should I move up to and how shallow or deep should it be? Oh, you are going to be followed very closely by me. Thank you Jan.

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  15. Kathy... Or Jan? Not sure... Anyhooz, hi! I am guessing if you got it in a basket that it's probably not a trailing variety, but a single crown that has developed suckers. You can watch my video on how to remove them here: http://avnerdgirl.blogspot.com/2011/03/multiple-crowns-time-to-separate.html

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  16. Hi! I just found your blog while trying to figure out why a year after planting cuttings of semi-miniature violets, Shy Blue still has not made any babies. The Rob's Wooloomooloo, Ness' Puppy Magic, and Ness' Crinkle Blue that I planted at the same time (and in the same way) are all off to the races, but the Shy Blue just kinda of...sits there. For the last year. Any help would be much appreciated!
    Heather

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    1. Heather--Try squishing the cups/disturbing the roots. If that doesn't work, cut them and start again. :-)

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    2. Thanks! I will try that :-)

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