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African violet splitting

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Delta, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Delta

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    Hi guys
    I'm just trying to ascertain whether an an AV in flower can be split as this one is pretty much continually in flower but also rather overfilling the pot I put it into last year?

    I've no idea of what variety it is exactly as I got it as a leaflet off Ebay & then forgot to keep the pot which had the name on it :(. But I've now 3 of them and 2 more leaves about to sprout as well. I'm just keen to keep this one going as well as it has been over the past year or so.

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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Been a long time since I grew these but I do remember dividing them when they got congested.
      Normally its best to get both pieces with some root.
      They tend to flower all year round if happy so no problem doing it while the plant is in flower.

      Propagation by single leaves is quite easy but does take a while.
       
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      • Delta

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        Thanks for the encouragement :) - I did manage to divide one other one last year but it wasn't in flower & has done really well, so it's good to know it shouldn't suffer too much hopefully. It's taken me a while to find the best means of keeping them healthy but now I have, I'm coming down with them, & like most gardeners hate letting anything die so am going to have to start finding new homes for some of the stock I think :).
         
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          Indeed they can. I did one plant awhile back and got another four! look for little complete baby plants when you divide and pot up. Think I used a good compost / Vermiculite mix.
           
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