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african violet not propgating

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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2 Comments To "african violet not propgating"

#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 10/29/2018 @ 8:12 am

Not every leaf will be a successful propagation.
This article will help refresh you on the best methods.

#2 Comment By Lora On 10/29/2018 @ 4:08 pm

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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