african violets - Knowledgebase Question

Chula Vista, Ca
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Question by awta
January 29, 2011
How can I divide african violets. I have some with two or three stems.

Answer from NGA
January 29, 2011
Dividing African Violets is fairly simple. Once you've identified the separate plants (stems with roots attached), you can either gently pull them apart or you can cut them apart with a sharp knive. As long as each division has both roots and stems with leaves attached, each will grow into a separate plant. I'd get the new pots ready by filling them with moistened potting soil and making a hole in the center to receive the new division. Then either pull apart or cut apart the plants to separate them and pop them into the new pots. Be sure to water well after replanting. After a few weeks of adjustment the roots will establish and you will see new growth on your divisions. Best wishes with your project!

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