Puzzled as I’d thought the genetic information would have been identical. I repotted the leaf shallowly so that the tiny plantlets will be exposed to light. Also, keep at room temperature and not overly warm. It has yet to produce a plant let but the root system has grown up and out the sides of the cup? Many thanks. Hi I have always rooted in water, (small glass with plastic wrap on top in sunny window) roots grow great just don’t know when to put in pot. What do you think about using water beads instead of water for leaf propagation? Maybe the soil was too dry or too moist? I started my AV from two leaves in water. It is flowering but the leaves that are under are wilting. Yes, plain water works just fine, however, you may want to boil it ahead of time to remove any microorganisms. I'm enjoying watching the progress. I have learned a lot! Fresher is better, but does not need to be done immediately. Typically, the parent plant should go on living. I will be ordering more in the future. It seems that did make the process just to get the babies slower (6 months to see the first baby, 12 weeks to get to the size I see on your pictures, and now sitting at the same size for 12 months). A long time ago I was taught to root by laying a leaf on very slightly damp soil and using an anchor over the veins of the leaf onto the soil. It sounds like you need to reroot the crown. They are very healthy, but have not yet produced plantlets. Much will depend upon the freshness of the leaves you received to begin with, as well as the environment you are growing them in. After retiring I have decided to grow some African Violets as I never grew any while working. Place the leaf cutting on a table with the fuzzy side facing up. They have all grown to sizeable plants. Honey is a good organic and cheaper substitute for rooting hormone. I'm glad spaces like wikiHow are around to encourage sharing like this! The cutting needs to be 1–1.5 inches (2.5–3.8 cm). How long a leaf takes to produce plantlets will depend upon many things. At present I have 15 plants, all blooming beautifully. You can place in clear container or bag if you worry about it, until it shows growth. I don't live in her town and didn't inherit her green thumb, so I came to wikiHow to learn how to properly propagate them. I then closed the bag. Once upon a time, chlorine was the only gas used to clean drinking water. Look for a healthy green leaf. It is about a month old. Yes, it can be much faster, but often much slower–all depends upon leaf used and environment. I have a nice “baby” from my leaf cutting about 12 weeks old. I started mine in water, then after small root hairs appeared, placed them in soil, then followed the same process as shown here…. Rooting hormone is a natural or synthetic hormone that stimulates root growth in plants. Hello, I have yet two little plants from a “mother leaf”. How long before my plants start to bloom that I grew from cuttings ? Similar situation – plant from a cutting still not blooming after about 18 months. I received my order. Where am I going wrong? Should see something within a few months, if not earlier, but can take longer. This article has been viewed 50,129 times. It is not that expensive to do. Transplant whenever they are large enough that you are confident in handling them. I’ve put a clear plastic bag over them as recommended. We prefer to root directly in a very light potting mix, and keeping under cover in clear container or baggie. Since these tiny plants should already have roots, you do not need to apply rooting hormone. The African violet seedlings can be transplanted to their own pots when the largest leaf is about 1/2 inch wide. I use produce bags to make minuture greenhouses, I uncover them once a week to check on the soil. Yet I do not know when to remove the baggie from my very tiny violets growing from the petiole I propagated about 2 1/2 months ago. Thanks ! See photo at right. If they were overhandled or stressed to begin with, or the soil was too wet (though this doesn’t seem the case), this can also cause these symptoms. I have a about 20 , some are about 3 months old, nothing yet. The stem rotted at the point where it entered the fiber cone. - We ship anywhere (internationally) I have bought several plants and they are all doing quite well. This is a constantly occurring problem, so I have a bad habit of doing something wrong, as your plants arrive in beautiful condition. Some condensation is normal. This is not unusual, though these plantlets tend not to be as strong or developed as the ones appearing from the petiole as they are often shallow-rooted. I had my first tiny leaf peak up from the soil yesterday and am so excited. Hello, Your site has been very helpful, thank you. You may pick up your order at our shop. The are many different formulations of Pro-Mix. A mature leaf should be 2–3 inches (5.1–7.6 cm) in length. Not sure if this is a question. It has been about two months. Following your directions I’ve put 6 leaves in 2 pots. Would need to see plant to know exactly what you mean, but yes. I started a leaf cutting in soil. The plant is beginning to die. We prefer plastic pots, especially for minis, but clay is fine–you’ll just find yourself watering more frequently to keep the tiny root systems moist. I need some advice. I have 1 question. I bought 4 leaves from eBay in April. There are several methods of African violet propagation, from cuttings to division. Potting soil will work–add some vermiculite and/or perlite to lighten it up for better results. Safe delivery Guaranteed! Your email address will not be published. Rooting powder, though not necessary, is not always harmful for violet cuttings. From Dave, in MD What are your ideas on this method of propogation? It’s a good idea to do this when the plant has divided in two, although you don’t have to rush to do it the second this happens. Was this correct or should I have put the neck in water and waited for roots to reappear? At near left is the a pot of rooted blossom stems about 3 months later, beginning to produce small plantlets. When you pot the plantlets, you can remove the “mother leaf” then. I use 10 drops per quart (I have a 1/2 gal milk jug that I marked off at the 4 cup line and the 8 cup line). See photo at right.Gently push plantlet into hole and firm-in soil around it. 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