African Violets
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african violet not propgating

Zone Eugene, Or | Lora added on October 25, 2018 | Answered

Sometimes when I propgate a leaf from my African violets and plant the rooted leaves they do not send up any new leaves for a new plant to grow. I have started new plants over the years. These plants have bloomed and I give them away. Sometimes after planted the rooted leaf in african violet soil the leaves do not make a new plant. This has happened 3 times this year with 4 leaves. After 8 months I tossed them out. The leaf in each pot was still alive and they all had the roots from the leaf that I propgated. Why are these leaves not making a new plant? I have taught my daughter how to do this years ago and she grows them and enjoys giving away the new plants also. Thank you for answering.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 29, 2018

Not every leaf will be a successful propagation.
This article will help refresh you on the best methods.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/african-violet/tips-for-easy-african-violet-propagation.htm

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Lora
Answered on October 29, 2018

Thank you for replying to my question. I just couldn't figure out why the leaves were not propgating as they always had for me.

It may have been the older leaves that I was using. Now, I have taken a young leaf and will try this one.

I have done several for family members as they love the color of my violet. Another granddaughter wants a start off of it.

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