ma23peas Posted January 25, 2012 Share Posted January 25, 2012 I have tried to root hummingbird vine, other african violets, even transplant bulbs...just never works out. My mother has a beautiful african violet that has been passed on for three generations...incredible purple curly blooms...so pretty! We know for sure it came from my great-grandmother and my grandmother said she thought that same plant had come from her grandmother. It's just been passed on. I've always wanted to try and grow it but didn't want another failure. So, at Christmas I took a leaf and wrapped it in a wet paper towel and put it in a zip lock bag for the 3 hour ride home. I bought soil for an african violet and a special pot and put that one leaf in the pot. All through this month I have watched it carefully, just laying there on the edge of the pot...it didn't seem as if it was dying, but it didn't seem as if it was 'happy' either. My grandmother passed on the 13th of this month, on the 16th we went to her funeral about 2 hours away. When we returned the one single leaf was STANDING STRAIGHT UP!! I mean STRAIGHT UP!!...It's been over a week now and it is still standing straight up! I know I've managed to kill every rooting before, but somehow I think this one got some supernatural help! :) As soon as it sprouts leaves and starts blooming, I'll share pictures!! :) Just had to share, it's brightened up every day and the kids are just marvelling at the timing! :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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