Propagation gone wild

missschultzNovember 16, 2012

Hi, i am only a newbie to both the forum and AV's, but i have planted a few leaves to propagate, and most grew as i would expect them to, but one of my little plants has grown wild, shooting leaves from every angle. I am wondering if i have done something right/wrong with this one, or if there is something else going on here. They were all planted at the same time in the same soil and kept in the same place.

The one on the left is what i assume is growing normal, and the one on the right is growing from infront of the 2 mother leaves, behind them, under them and all around them too.

Thanks.

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Both of your pots have more than one new plant. The one on the left - 2, the one on the right - several. You need to separate them. Each leaf can give you 1-10 babies, and you do not grow them in the same pot - you select the strongest ones - toss the weak - and pot them individually.

Good Job

Irina

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 12:47PM
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missschultz

Thanks for your reply. Both pots had 2 leaves planted in them, so one must have just grown more than the other.
So when can I repot these plants? Do they have to grow to a certain size? I'm sure the one on the left is good to go, but wondering about the one on the right.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 3:53PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

They look great and definitely ready to separate into their own pots.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 7:39PM
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aviolet6(7)

also for individual plants your pots will need to be much smaller than the ones in your picture. especially since your plants are still small. two inch pots are good. these are solo cup size or just use the solo cups (adding holes in bottom for drainage).

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 10:47PM
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missschultz

Thanks for everyone's help and advice. I know i've got one AV pot around here somewhere, so i will have to find a couple more little pots :)

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 2:43AM
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aviolet6(7)

check out the post under yours on discussion page about too much light or something else? at the bottom there is a recent post about a place to order small pots.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 3:17PM
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Brighid(8)

Congratulations! These look like they're doing really well. Looks exactly like what my leaves do when they start growing into new plants. Like the others said, just separate them. Soon you'll have a bunch of lovely new AV's to brag about.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 12:15AM
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missschultz

Hi, thanks to everyones help i managed to repot and realised just how many actually grow from one leaf. I potted 9 from 2 of the leaves, because i have no idea the colour of these, so don't want to get rid of any of them yet. Thought i would show you what i managed to do with your help. Thay are all thriving.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 7:39AM
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missschultz

And a close up of my favourite, namely because it is the strongest and already blooming.
Thanks everyone for your help.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 7:41AM
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tommyr_gw

Looking good! HAVE FUN! That's the main thing!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 8:58PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

Thanks for your pictures, I love plant propagation photos. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 4:38PM
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aviolet6(7)

Nice work

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 11:47AM
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Nashuan

The little plants all look healthy and happy. Will you post photos again when they all start blooming so we can see your success?

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 3:06PM
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missschultz

Sure will. I'm waiting for them to bloom so I can see their colours, as I can't keep all the babies, but want to keep at least one of each colour. But there's so many plantlets I don't know what to do with them all. They're just random AV's from the local nursery.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 6:16AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

You grow them to the decent size - and gift them off to unsuspecting friends. this way - you will have friends possibly catching the AV bug.

I.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 12:45PM
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missschultz

Haha, Irina, I like the way you think :)

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 7:37AM
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missschultz

Hello again, for those that asked for updates, here's where I am so far. I have had a second one flower with the same purple as my first, and 2 more flower in pink, which is lucky as i don't want them all the same colour.
Here's a picture of my first one that flowered, and it hasn't stopped flowering since that day.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 2:50AM
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missschultz

And here's the first one of the pink ones.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 2:51AM
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missschultz

And the second one.

The rest still don't have babies, or are still plantlets attached to the mother leaves. I haven't planted them out yet, as i am hoping they will flower there, and when I see what colours the flowers are, then i can plant out the ones i want.

Thanks for looking :)

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 2:57AM
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missschultz

A recent group shot..

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:48AM
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aegis1000

Wow ...

Your violets are lovely, MissSchultz ...

You're really taking good care of them.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:26AM
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missschultz

Thank you. I'm no green thumb by any means. I think they just really like the windowsill they are sitting on.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 2:17PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

They are really beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 2:18AM
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Linda

Give yourself the credit; not the windowsill! You are obviously doing everything right! :)

Linda

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 10:22PM
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missschultz

Hello again...just another update. I had a NOID mini grow and bloom, so thought I'd show you a photo... Thanks for looking.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 2:22AM
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