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Thread: Growing An African Violet from A leaf?

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    Has anyone here ever grown an African violet from a leaf? My Grandma has an absolutely Beautiful purply- blue one.....would love to borrow a leaf and make a plant? Does it take a long time?!

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    Love them and had tons years ago. They are easily grown from leaf. Check this info. Good luck!
    www.ehow.com/how_4425626_grow-african-violet-from-leaf.html

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    Try googling and see what you find. My aunt use to do this all the time.

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    Oh, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! I bet your home was beautiful with lots. Love them, too, and they are safe for pets, a biggie for me!

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    Very easy--have done thousands! Used to propagate for a greenhouse.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Has anyone here ever grown an African violet from a leaf? My Grandma has an absolutely Beautiful purply- blue one.....would love to borrow a leaf and make a plant? Does it take a long time?!
    It is very easy to grow African Violet leaves. Cut a leaf from the middle of that plant using a sharp knife and cut at an angle. I use a small juice glass or simular size container. Put water in up almost to the top, then I take clear wrap and a rubber band to hold it in place. Cut a small hole in the top to stick the leaf in. Put in a north window or window that is shaded as you do not want to cook your leaf in the sun. When it gets several roots, then buy African Violet potting soil, along with African Violet plant food. Use a smaller pot to begin with because Violets will not bloom unless pot bound. Water from the bottom only. Good luck.
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    Thank you! That made it sound so easy!

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    Carrieanne, YES!!!
    In the warmer weather I put the leaf in water, with the stem submerged and you will get one!!! I found it easiest to put foil around the jar so the leaf stays out and keep checking the water periodically.
    I love African violets but so does my sweet Mabel so I don't have any for now!!!!!! One day I was on the phone for 6 minutes and when I returned she ate the whole ring of flowers! lol :D:D
    It's okay, she's worth it!

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    YES, i HAVE 2 THAT i STARTED FROM A LEAF. i PUT WATER IN A GLASS, COVERED THE TOP WITH SARAN WRAD, PUT A RUNNER BAND AROUND THE GLAS TO HELP HOLD THE SARAN WRAP . USED A SHARP INSTRUMENT TO POKE A HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE SARAN WRAP. i THEN SLIPPED THE CUT END OF THE STEM INTO THE WATER AND PUT IT IN A WEST WINDOW AND WAITED.mY WEST WINDOW IS SHADED SO THE PLANT WILL NOT COOK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Has anyone here ever grown an African violet from a leaf? My Grandma has an absolutely Beautiful purply- blue one.....would love to borrow a leaf and make a plant? Does it take a long time?!
    Have grown lots. Very easy. Just break off a leaf with about an inch of stem. Bury stem up to leaf in half agricultural sand and half compost. Keep watered and on warm windowsill. Takes 4-6 weeks. Good luck.

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