Propogating African Violets
African Violets are remarkably easy houseplants to propogate.
African Violet Cuttings
you need to do is to take a healthy leaf from near the centre of a plant which
is in good flower. Trim the leaf stalk down to about one inch using a sharp
knife. Now dab a drop of your own perspiration (human sweat is an excellent
rooting compound) on the cut stalk and push firmly into a pot containing a
mix of 50% vermiculite and 50% soilless compost.
Water and seal the whole lot in a plastic bag until you see lots of young
growth. When the new African Violet plantlets are more than one inch tall,
split them and plant out into their own pots.
African Violet Care
African violets grow best when they get some sunlight each day. An east
facing windowsill is a perfect spot.
African violets are sensitive to the chemicals that are found in tap water.
Either use rainwater, or at least let the tapwater stand overnight in an open
bucket to let the chlorine evaporate. Water with care so the leaves don't
get wet as the plants don't like it at all.