Multiple crowns, do they flower

radovanJune 1, 2012

i have a quite old beautiful huge a/v . it is not planted in a/v soil, I planted it into cow manure. it is very green, healthy looking, but it has many, many strong healthy crowns around. the main crown flowers all the time but those crowns around never did flower. are they suppose to flower.

i do not have room for more a/v to transplant those extra crowns. are those crowns daging main crown? should I destroy them? or will they flower one day.

thank you all

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irina_co(z5 CO)

R. -

you do everything you own way and seems like it works for you.

The violet looks IMHO better and blooms better if it has one crown, unless it is a trailer - trailers should have at least 3 crowns.

After you let you plant develop multiple crowns - even if you remove them - the mother plant will look funny for some time. (Sharp knife or xacto knife work). What I am suggesting is to root at least one of these suckers and pot it. In my experience young plants are more vigorous and floriferous than old ones. So when your sucker will root and mature a bit - it will perform better than the momma. It will probably be a good time to get rid of the old plant - take it to the office, pass to unsuspecting friend etc. - and enjoy the young one. Next time pinch the suckers out as soon as you see them. Tweezers work.

Good Luck

irina

PS (Manure??? Pure manure??? This is strange...)

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 2:59PM
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radovan

Thank you very much Irina. You gave me a very good advice, I appreciate it.

I did it in pure manure because I did not have any soil and I was lazy to go and buy proper soil, plus did not have any experience.
from now on I hope to do a better job.

Thank you,
radovan

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 8:23PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Radovan -

there is no such thing as a proper soil in a store. We all play with our own soil. The easiest is to get a bag of so called AV soil and add 1/3 of perlite to it. Or order it on line from the AV vendors - these guys usually mix their own super good soil. VioletBarn.com has a good one, violetshowcase.com, cape cod violetry has great supplies.

Irina

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 1:37PM
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radovan

irina, thank you very much for the input.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 12:11PM
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