Purchasing leaves

stephanielvt(5)March 16, 2008

Anyone know of websites where I can get some unique AV leaves? Where I live, all you can find are the typical colors and varieties. Also, while I have your attention...when I start plants from my own leaves, what are your opinions on needing or not needing a growth hormone. They seem to be doing really well without, but am I wasting my time? Thanks!

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dragonfly2008

I never use a growth hormone and I have great success with leaves. Seems like a needless expense to me.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 3:06PM
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fred_hill(6)

Hi Stephanie,
If you are looking for unusual leaves to start plants look in ebay for hybrids by David Senk. He has put out some of the weirdest AV's I have ever seen. Other than that, check the vendor sites at AVSA.org. Follow the link to see a few Senk hybrids.
The use of rooting hromone generally produces a multitude of roots but it takes longer to push up plantlets using it. I never use a rooting hormone.
Fred in NJ

Here is a link that might be useful: ebay

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 4:08PM
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stephanielvt(5)

Ahh! Thanks guys! I'm glad I didn't use the rooting hormone. Thanks for the links too!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 4:18PM
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violetta1976(8 Portland OR)

Stephanie - I've found some great deals on ebay for leaf sets. My last purchase was for 10 varieties, 2-3 leaves from each variety, and the seller threw in 2-3 leaves each of 3 MORE varieties just for the heck of it. I've got AV babies coming out my ears!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 11:47PM
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dragonfly2008

If you are joining AVSA for the first time, you can get 10 leaves free from Buckeye Violets in Ohio. Details on her web site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pat's Patch

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 7:43AM
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