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Gardening Guides: African Violet Update

By: burgundy bug

African Violet leaf with two suckers growing from it

Source: A Glimpse Into the Garden 03 | Penelope Peru Photography

As you may recall, we released an African Violet care guide along with a tutorial on propagating African Violets for the March issue of The Burgundy Zine.

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 terrarium

Source: 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 flowers

Source: 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 leaf

Source: 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 leaf

Source: 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.


Want to see more of my garden? Head on over to my A Glimpse Into the Garden series on Penelope Peru Photography!


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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics.

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