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African violet started from leaf cutting

African violet

Saintpaulia species

Plants of Home and Garden

Surface sow in spring, 70F/21C, peaty soil, keep slightly humid. Germination is erratic. Grow in good indirect light to part sun, good, peaty, well-draining soil, water regularly, fertilize every few weeks during growing season leading up to flowering

Commonly reproduced from leaf cuttings with stalks intact, planted with leaf base at soil level. Will also grow if stalks removed and base set 1/4" deep. Keep warm and damp. Alternatively, leave in water and pot when healthy set of 1" roots have developed


African violet


Dog tooth violet, trout lily (Erythronium species)
Flame violet (Episcia cupreata)
Labrador violet, sweet violet, English violet (Viola labradorica, Viola odorata)
Violet (Viola species)
Water violet (Hottonia palustris)

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