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Propagating African Violets

I know the majority of my posts are on outdoor gardening, but I really do enjoy a good indoor gardening project too. Lately, I’ve been on an African violet spree and I don’t see the end in sight! They just cheer me up! I’ve got a new office and I’ve decided to display a collection of them there, so I bought a few this summer (a few is putting it mildly). I talked the ladies in the office into doing a bulk order with me and it was like Christmas when we opened our box full of green goodies! We all loved each other’s so much, we decided to propagate them so that we could share. I’ve done this before with great success; here’s how:

Leaf Propagation Instructions The way most people propagate African violets is with leaf cuttings. It’s a slow, but satisfying process. Violet experts say the process goes a little better and faster in spring, but don’t limit yourself to one season. Choose a plant that you want to multiply and simply snip or snap off a healthy leaf at the base of the stem.Trim t…

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