How can I propagate an African violet by leaf cutting?

GardenWeb_StaffJanuary 1, 2013

1. Choose a healthy leaf from the second or third row of your African violet plant.

2. Cut stem at a 45-degree angle and place in damp potting soil. Leaves placed in water or vermiculite will make water roots or vermiculite roots and will take longer to adjust to soil.

3. Cut off top third of the leaf. Place with name tag if available. Put plastic sack over pot for a week or so.

4. Place pot in indirect light from a window or under florescent lights.

5. Babies should start growing within 4-6 weeks. When babies are about two inches tall, or have at least four leaves per plantlet, separate and put each into individual pots. Place plastic on these for about a week.

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