September 23, 2019
Gardening Guides: African Violet Update
African Violet leaf with two suckers growing from itSource: A Glimpse Into the Garden 03 | Penelope Peru Photography
Given that it’s been half a year since those guides were published, we figured it was time for a little update on how both plants are doing today.
African Violet Guide Update
In our African Violet guide, we taught you how to plant an African Violet using a sucker pulled from one of our terrariums.
Propagating an African Violet from our terrariumSource: Gardening Guides: African Violets | The Burgundy Zine
At the time, the sucker itself was quite dainty and delicate. Although the odds of the plant taking root and thriving were against it, we decided to take the gamble and see it through, anyways.
Fast forward six months and the plant has rapidly blossomed into adulthood – literally, as you can see by its elegant white flowers that are adorned with a thin, vibrant, purple edge!
Adult African Violet with white and purple flowersSource: A Glimpse Into the Garden 03 | Penelope Peru Photography
How to Propagate an African Violet Guide Update
Following our African Violet care guide, we published a tutorial on propagating African Violets from their leaves.
After making a diagonal incision through the leaf’s stem, we planted it in a repurposed K-Cup and used the lid of an old salsa jar as the “saucer” of our K-Cup pot so it could be watered from the bottom.
Propagating an African Violet from a leafSource: Gardening Guides: How to Propagate an African Violet from a Leaf | The Burgundy Zine
Now, the leaf has two or three little suckers that have sprouted from its stem!
African Violet that has sprouted two suckers after being propagated from a leafSource: Gardening Guides: How to Propagate an African Violet from a Leaf | The Burgundy Zine
Thank you for keeping up with our African Violets. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop, as we consider you a part of these plants’ family, too. 🙂
If you give either of our guides a try, we’d love to know (and see pics)! Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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