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African Violets -- multiplying the love!

July 13th, 2011 at 07:17 am

Back in April, someone told me that I could propagate African Violets! Who would've thunk it!! Smile

So, I cut one healthy leaf off of a plant that hubby had bought me a couple of years ago, stuck it in some dirt, and voila! Fast forward 4 months and look at what I have now...

That big leaf in the top left is the original one that I had cut off and look at all the babies that have sprouted... love! I hope that once it gets big enough that it will bloom beautiful flowers just like its momma plant does. I've now just done 2 more cuttings today so here's to hoping that these will be just as successful! I love free plants!

4 Responses to “African Violets -- multiplying the love!”

  1. uRabbit Says:

    Wow! That is so cool! Does this work for a lot of plants?

    My wife and I want to have a garden, but currently do not have the place for one. Frown

  2. debtfreeme Says:

    I've done this for years and years. They will bloom and be beautiful.

  3. creditcardfree Says:


    @uRabbit, perennials are plants that return year after year. Hostas and daylillies are popular ones. People who have them in their yards often need to split them when they get to large. Look on craigslist for people offering free plants. I've also sold my excess perennials at garage sales!

  4. Jerry Says:

    My parents have a lovely African Violet plant, and doing this type of thing leads them to be able to share the plant with others, as well. I love the plants that offer some insurance of easy replanting and good growth like that. We just took a sprig of a Bulgarian Zdrave plant and did the same thing. Works like a charm!

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