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How do you propagate Chimera violets?

African violets: Propagating chimeras

  1. Step 1: Remove crown from plant center. Using a sharp knife or razor, carefully cut away the crown. …
  2. Step 2: The violet with center removed. …
  3. Step 3: Suckers appear from the decrowned plant. …
  4. Step 4: Remove sucker from stump. …
  5. Step 5: Root the sucker.

Can I propagate my African violet?

African violets are easily propagated by leaf cuttings. Select a firm, healthy leaf and cut it off with a sharp knife. Leave 1 to 1½ inches of the leaf stem (petiole) attached to the leaf blade. Fill a pot with a moistened 50:50 mix of vermiculite and coarse sand.

Will African violets root in water?

The good news is that it’s easy to root these flowering beauties. The quickest and easiest way I’ve found to root African violets is in water using a leaf. You can take the leaf from your existing African violets, or even from a friend’s plant.

How long does it take for African violet cuttings to root?

3 to 4 weeks

Roots will usually form in 3 to 4 weeks. The leaves of new little plants usually appear in 6 to 8 weeks. You should see several plants form at the base the cutting.

Can an African violet be split?

There are several methods of African violet propagation, from cuttings to division. The plants often develop multiple crowns, which can be split apart and used to propagate new plants. Division propagation creates mature African violet plants faster than other methods.

What do you do with African violets for babies?

Once the baby African Violet plantlets emerge from above the soil, you can fertilize the plantlets with 1/4th to ½ the strength of fertilizer you would usually use with each watering. If the leaf set up was in a Ziploc bag, plastic container or humidity dome.

Can you repot African violets when they are blooming?

Can you repot an African violet when it’s blooming? Moving is stressful enough! We recommend waiting for a lull in blooming before you repot. That said, if your plant is tightly root-bound or at risk of toppling over, it’s okay to repot while flowering.

When should I divide African violets?

“As the plants grow, they can be repotted into larger pots so that they don’t get too root-bound.” Once your African violet has doubled or tripled the size of your pot and the leaves are starting to wilt, it’s probably time to make the move, says McEnaney.

Do African violets multiply?

African violets and rex begonias both multiply readily from leaf cuttings. Use whole or even parts of leaves to propagate either of these plants. Because a detached begonia or African violet leaf wilts quickly, always have your pot of soil ready before you take the cutting.

How do you thin out African violets?

Using your forefinger and thumb to pinch off the leaf or flower is one way of pruning African violets. You can also use sterilized scissors. Remove plant material as close to the base as possible without cutting into the main stem.