Monthly Archives: October 2012

African violet leaves – can you buy and grow?

In a previous article I explained that I wanted to test whether african violet leaves that have been detached from a plant for four days (mimicking potential postage time-scales if bought from a supplier, on eBay say) would still make viable leaf-cuttings. … Continue reading

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An imposter amidst my african violets

I seem to have an imposter among a batch of african violet seedlings. It started off looking exactly the same as the other plants – the first couple of leaves (cotyledonous) looked like typical african violet leaves but then it just … Continue reading

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Pest attack..!

I was convinced that some new african violet seedlings were losing the odd leaf… I thought they were safe from our 22 month old monster – Imogen – but the evidence was there in her little mits. She can now … Continue reading

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Dwarf african violets for sale in the UK

We’ve got gorgeous dwarf african violets for  sale on our new website. We’re based in the UK and despatch our plants all around the country. At the moment we have a lot of mixed hybrid plantlets (all grown from seed) … Continue reading

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African violet plant – seed pods

I normally have a few fertilized african violet plants on the go so thought I’d share a few pictures of the seed pods that form after you fertilize them successfully. I’ve heard of some people who have witnessed self-pollination by … Continue reading

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African violet leaves – can you buy and grow?

In a previous article I explained that I wanted to test whether african violet leaves that have been detached from a plant for four days (mimicking potential postage time-scales if bought from a supplier, on eBay say) would still make viable leaf-cuttings. … Continue reading

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Dwarf vs standard sized african violets

I’m a big fan of dwarf african violets – these (as opposed to their larger cousins) are really what got me interested in these plants and it is these that I primarily grow. I bought a couple of standard sized … Continue reading

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