African Violet questions.
Hi. I've been growing AV's for a number of years, but tonight while browsing the internet I found sections that mentioned suckers.
What exactly are they? If left on an AV, will they take over/kill the plant? Similar to rootstock on a grafted tree?
It also stated suckers can be rooted. How is this done?
What exactly do suckers look like?
It also said, AV's should be repotted every 6 months? I think they do best when potbound, so do they mean adding fresh soil without increasing pot size? My AV's are in 4" pots.
Oh and would anyone happen to know a standard 'large' AV by name? Large leaves and/or flowers?
Fertilizer was another mystery..I've been using AV fertilizers for years, but a few articles suggested adding a balanced fert like 20-20-20. Not to mention at every watering. Isn't that a bit much?
One more question. Has anyone ever shopeed at Violet Gallery? If so, do they ship healthy, nice-niced plants? Most of my AV's came from Violet Barn/Robs in 2004, but I've heard they now send smaller plants..is this true? If anyone has info on either nursery, can you please fill me in? Thanks so much..Toni