- How do you collect seeds from African violets?
- How do you get violet seeds?
- How long does it take for African violets to bloom from seed?
- How do you make a hybrid African Violet?
- Are there male and female African violets?
- How do you propagate African violets from blossoms?
- Can African violets be rooted in water?
- Can you grow African violets from cuttings?
How do you collect seeds from African violets?
If the pod forms, it takes about two months for it to fully mature. After two months, remove the pod from the plant and carefully crack it open to harvest the seeds.
How do you get violet seeds?
If you want to be really meticulous about collecting violet seeds you can place a jewelry bag, coffee filter, piece of muslin cloth or even a tea bag, around the forming pods to capture the seeds when you see the pods start to stand straight up.
How long does it take for African violets to bloom from seed?
How do you make a hybrid African Violet?
Q-Is it possible to cross different plants of African violets to get new varieties? A-Yes, all you need are two different African violets in bloom at the same time. To initiate the cross, use tiny manicure scissors to clip open one of the yellow pollen sacs in the center of a fully open flower.
Are there male and female African violets?
African Violets, or Saintpaulia inanth as they’re known in Latin, are one of the easiest house plants to grow and if kept correctly can flower for most of the year. They also have completely separate male and female plants.
How do you propagate African violets from blossoms?
African violets: Propagation by Blossom stems
- Remove open blooms from plant, leaving only peduncles.
- Remove buds and pedicels above leaflets.
- Cut blossom stem below leaflets.
- The cut blossom stems ready to root.
- Rooting the blossom stems.
- Wait for the plantlets to appear!
- Separate and pot the plantlets.
Can African violets be rooted in water?
The good news is that it’s easy to root these flowering beauties. The quickest and easiest way I’ve found to root African violets is in water using a leaf. You can take the leaf from your existing African violets, or even from a friend’s plant. Pinch off an African leaf that is mature, but not too old.
Can you grow African violets from cuttings?
Growing African Violets from Leaf Cuttings Propagating African violets from leaf cuttings is the most popular method because it’s so easy and successful. Using a sterile knife or scissors, remove a healthy leaf along with its stem from the base of the plant. Trim the stem down to about 1-1.5 inches (2.5-3.8 cm.).