You might remember that I purchased some African Violets from the Ukraine. I had been really nervous about them wondering how they would do. I am happy to say they are doing wonderfully.
I had ordered these three and they all have been blooming and showing off their pretty blooms. The plants had all grown little “sucker” plants along the sides. The suckers prevent the plant from getting really big and beautiful. The fun thing is that those suckers can be removed, planted, and will turn into an African Violet plant.
My mission was to remove the suckers and see if I could get some of them to grow. I took one off each of the plants and potted them up for my daughter Kayla. She love plants….
I got all the ones in the little pots too.
Oh..and then when I was getting the suckers off some of the leaves came off and I can’t let them go to waste so I trimmed the stem off about a half inch from the base of the leaf and planted them…see??
I know, I know….you’re wondering what I am going to do with all of these plants. Answer, GIVE THEM AWAY!!!
All of these leaves could easily start another plant or two or six…but some leaves will die and won’t produce any. It take about two to three month for the leaves to really propagate plants.
I am excited that I found these little planters on Amazon, Miniature Self Watering Planter System – 18 Sets They are perfect for new little babies.
My next step, see if Hubby will carry these all down to the basement and get the timer and grow light set up. I sure wish up and down the steps was easier for me so I could do it myself. I hate asking. Thankfully he’s been super so far….only until Friday if all goes well and then the cast comes off!!
In the meantime I sure am glad I was able to get these plants through the plant hospital and more will soon be growing and blooming.