Propagating African Violets

African Violet pup growing from the parent leaf.

Here you see the newly formed leaves sprouting from the parent leaf. Below is a recently planted leaf in a small container.

I’ve found this to be the easiest way to propagate African Violets. I tried rooting leaves in water, but for me, removing a healthy leaf and starting it in an African Violet soil mix works the best. Not all leaves sprout, but most do.

The difficult part is to not over water while waiting for new leaves to form. I also find it helpful to place the leaf in the middle of the small container. This way I can give the young plant time to grow undisturbed until it is large enough to transplant to a slightly larger pot.

Give it a try. I am sure you will be successful and before you know it you will have many more of your favorite African Violets, to enjoy and share. Return to the Home page,  and enter African Violets in the Search box, to go to several other posts I have written about caring for these wonderful plants. Taking the time and learning to propagate African Violets is certainly worth it. I hope you will give it a try.

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