Monday, February 16, 2009

propagating

Photobucket And yes...that is snow outside the window....

A few weeks ago, whilst watering the violets...a few leaves accidentally got knocked off. Not wanting to let anything go to waste, I stuck the leaves into a water pot.

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It didn't take long...soon the little leaves were popping out.

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Life's little miracles...mini violets...ready to grow up and go out on their own.....

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Into the clay pot and onto the kitchen windowsill, where I can watch. I cut the stem, they are free from their parent leaf--snip-snip...like cutting the cord.

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And not wanting to let anything go to waste, I put the leaves back into a water pot again!

9 comments:

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Wow! I've never propagated African Violets like that before! I will have to try that. I just stick the stem of the leaf right into the pot of soil. 90% of the time a new plant grows. Sometimes the leaf stem does rot if my soil is too moist. I learned this from my high school friend's Grandmother. I swear she could grow anything.

Valerie said...

It seems to take forever for my violet cuttings to sprout. However, our house is pretty cool....~65 degrees in the winter and probably colder by the windows.

Like Kate, I usually put them straight into potting mix. Maybe I should try water.

annmarie said...

these are such beautiful pictures and provide a bit of bright color to contrast with the snowy outdoors. :)

Judy said...

I have no luck with indoor plants. The only survivor was an aloe plant which froze to death last month when I moved in here and forgot it in the trailer. Good to know someone has a green thumb.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your AV looks so healthy. I don't have too much luck with them. I love their bright blooms and fuzzy cuddly looking leaves.

elizabeth said...

Love your photography - you may have snow, but at least you have flowers indoors!

DebbieB said...

You're magical - I can't grow ANYTHING... born with a black thumb, I'm afraid.

Joanne said...

Love your photos, as usual. My professor grows plants this way throughout the year. Some succeed and some don't, but he's always trying something new in a windowsill. Sadly, some of our cold weather earlier this winter froze out one of his experiments!

The Gingerbread House said...

Cyndy, thanks for that info..I usually stick them into the dirt and most times they don't make it all the way. I'm going to try your method...Ginny

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