Kayla was home not too long ago and mentioned something about an African Violet I had in the window. I told her the plant did look full but it actually needed to be cleaned up as “sucker plants” had formed and leaving them on the plant wasn’t the best idea. She offered to clean it up if she could have one of the suckers. I was all for that! Who wouldn’t take some help replanting?
So over nap time, I got out the supplies and away she went.
Here’s my plant all out and ready to be “de-suckered”. I love this one. It’s a beautiful variegated variety.
Kayla wouldn’t remove the suckers and she was afraid to hurt my plant. She left that to me. Here I go….
Here is one ready to be planted.
That’s when Kayla took over.
At the end of the summer last year I took some leaves and planted them for propagation. That’s when I plant leaves and new little plants grow from them. I planted six leaves in the planter and ended up with LOTS of new little plants. I haven’t replanted them as quickly as I should have and now they were overgrown into a HUGE clump.
Can you believe Kayla got 13 new little plants from the bunch!!??
So what did we do….started another bunch of leaves! Goodness knows neither of us needs any more violets but it’s so hard to throw anything away that has potential…isn’t it?
Thankfully all of these leaves won’t start new babies….but remember, last time I started 6 leaves and got 13 plants. UGH…we don’t need more plants either. I’m running out of room!!
But happily all my plants are repotted that needed it AND they are all fertilized too. That’s a great job to have finished.