Baby plant growing out of a leaf! How to root it?
I'm seeking advice on a very strange rooting situation.
Some time ago my wife cut off an African violet leaf whose stem had been damaged and placed it in water. It duly took root.
Then the leaf cracked across its width and a tiny African violet sprouted from the edge of the crack. It has two pairs of leaves, in all about 1/8" across.
Now the original leaf is dying, but the "baby" is still green. I don't know whether it's drawing water from the dying "parent" or from the air, but I don't think it's likely to continue doing well.
Is there any way we can keep this little plant alive? As far as I can see it has no roots of its own, so I don't think that sticking it in water or soil is likely to work.