African violets are probably the most loved indoor houseplants. They enjoy their tenderness and beautiful flowers longer, I decided to learn propagate them through leaves.
They have a very wide variety of colorful flowers and are less demanding. I truly love this plants and I want to share with you my way in propagating African violets through leaves.
Caring for African Violets
The soil for African violets has the following composition: mixture of leaves (birch, lime), violet peat, humus, granular sand (4: 1: 1: 1) with wood charcoal and sphagnum ground moss.
Choose the smallest pots
The largest plants have pots with a diameter of 10-11 cm. The drainage in keramzit occupies the fifth part of the pot.
African violets grow very well in slightly acidic or neutral soils, because fertilizers are not absorbed in a very acidic substrate. With two hours before applying the fertilizer, water the plant.
Multiplication of African violet
They multiply through the leaves. Place the leaves in a plate with boiled and cooled water, in a warm and bright place covered with plastic foil. The leaf stem is cut at an angle of 45 °. This is convenient if the stems are not regular and should be shortly cut.
During the rooting period keep the same level of water. After 2-3 weeks the roots will appear, and then the small leaves.
Before planting it in the soil, soak the plant with hot water, and put the mother-leaf in ground along with its leaves and roots. Spread moss and soil over it.
It is planted so that the roots of the leaves are slightly above the ground. The pot is placed in a bright and warm place. The plants are rooted quickly and grow very well.