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Leaf Propagation Tutorial

Posted by Louise Thompson on

Starting African Violets from leaves is an exciting and inexpensive way to grow your collection! It is really quite simple, don't be intimidated if you've never done it before. This tutorial will offer a simple step by step process along with some tips to help you be successful.Tip 1:If you have never propagated from leaves before, experiment with a few leaves from one of your plants before ordering leaves. Once you have a process that works well for plants in your conditions, then you are ready to try it with purchased leaves!Setting LeavesFirst you need some healthy leaves, whether purchased...

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Spring 2020 News

Posted by Louise Thompson on

The 2020 shipping season will soon be upon us! I expect to stock the store with leaf sets by mid-March, provided our mild winter temperatures continue. Available varieties should exceed 200 this year!!

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Potting Up Plantlets

Posted by Louise Thompson on

So, the leaf you planted has finally produced babies! Those babies will need room to grow so that they can turn into a beautiful plant. First, the answers to a few common questions and then a quick step by step tutorial.   Question 1: When can I separate the babies from the mother leaf? Generally, the answer is when they are a size which you are comfortable handling. It won't hurt to leave them as a leaf pot for quite some time (they may get leggy if left for a long period). There are a few caveats: Minis will never...

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