Gesneriads forum: African Violet transplants

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Mar 12, 2017 2:26 PM CST
Last Dec I planted some African violet seeds. These are some of the ones I just trransplanted into. Their own seperate homes. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Mar 12, 2017 3:03 PM CST
The seedlings will do better if put in very small pots initially and then stepped up slowly only when very potbound. Small pots encourage more top growth and help protect against inadvertent over watering.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2017 3:40 PM CST
Colleen, Hurray! Congratulations on your AV seedlings!

I agree with WillC that it would be best to use much smaller pots until they are well established. Good job on growing from seed and I hope you will share more photos as your little plants grow, change and bloom! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2017 3:46 PM CST
@Agoo

You might want to consider moving this thread over to the Gesneriad Forum so that members who grow African Violets and other Gesneriad plants will see it!

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Mar 12, 2017 3:56 PM CST
Thank you all for the suggestion to put them into smaller pots. I will do so. I am also trying to move the trena I
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Mar 12, 2017 4:59 PM CST
Is this size pot morw suitable?
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It's a 2" x 2" size pot, the smallest I have
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Hamwild
Mar 12, 2017 5:05 PM CST
It is more suitable, but a general rule for AVs is 1/3rd the diameter of the plant. So a 12 inch diameter plant would have a 4 inch pot.
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Mar 15, 2017 1:56 PM CST
Now they seem to be a question of whether or not they really are african violets or begonas. I called them african violets because that is what the seed (gotten in a seed swap) said. Does anyone want to jump in with what they think?
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 15, 2017 3:19 PM CST
hmm, in that close up photo, they do appear to have the shape and texture of begonia leaves, rather than the pubescent leaves of an African Violet. Were there perhaps begonia seeds in that seed swap too and maybe they got mislabeled?
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Mar 15, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Were there perhaps begonia seeds in that seed swap too and maybe they got mislabeled?

I am not sure, I didn't bid for any ir even remember seeing any offered.

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 15, 2017 8:09 PM CST
Are the leaves fuzzy? I can't really tell from the photo... Although I do think they look like begonias :(. Not that there is anything wrong with begonias just that they aren't av's nodding I tend to do poorly with growing anything from seed so am impressed with what people grow!
Thanks for sharing I tip my hat to you.

Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Mar 25, 2017 8:15 PM CST
Ok, I believe I have determined that what I was told were african violets are in fact begonas. Are these flowers popping out on the begonas? Or are my eyes just playing tricks on me? I have never grown begonas before and don't know how soon they start to flower when grown from seed. So opinions please & Thank You!



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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 25, 2017 9:12 PM CST
Great pics Colleen! If the leaves are smooth than yes begonias, funny that I never thought these two types of plants would look alike but in your pics it is hard to tell. Also in my experience begonias bloom very fast like yours are doing
I tip my hat to you.

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