Houseplants forum: African Violet some new growth Trim the old leaf ?

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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Feb 24, 2017 10:22 AM CST
This was a leaf started from a dying plant (mostly killed by me) anyhow the leaf has some new growth at the bottom see arrow. I think I should cut the old leaf but not sure so just asking cut old leaf or not
Thanks
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Feb 24, 2017 12:18 PM CST
I'd leave it till the plantlet is larger. Currently, even though it looks in rough shape, the old leaf is feeding the new plantlet and giving it a good head start. I wouldn't cut it until either the old leaf dies on its own or the plantlet gets large enough to safely handle and repot.

I've even used the same "parent" leaf multiple times to start new AV plantlets.
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Feb 24, 2017 1:10 PM CST
Carter, thanks I will leave as is for now.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Feb 24, 2017 6:49 PM CST
I agree with Carter; great advice!
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