Monthly Archives: November 2012

Parts of an African Violet Flower

Had a few minutes to kill and my african violets aren’t doing much at the moment (well they’re doing about as much as they usually do but I’m not taking any more photos of them until I get a camera … Continue reading

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New Blooms

The latest batch of hybrid dwarf african violets (grown from seed) are starting to bloom. This is always an interesting time as you just don’t know what you’re going to get! It’s not just the flowers that differ from plant … Continue reading

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Types of Leaf Cutting

Having tried the method of propagating whereby you put leaf cuttings (the stem tip) in water and then transfer the rooted leaves (some weeks later) to compost – I wanted to discover whether planting leaf cuttings directly into compost would … 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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