New violet question ( a really quick one, I think)

KeOsikaDecember 21, 2012

I received a baby african violet as a christmas present from a friend. It's quite tiny (the pot is... 3in across at the most). As with any plant, there were a few dead leaves hanging off of it, so I clipped off the dead ones and pulled up some that had shriveled up in the soil. After pulling off about 3 leaves, I noticed there was a cluster where some were missing already and it's growing sort of lopsided in the pot.

So I have a very simple question. Are there two plants in my new violet's pot? Or... is it just one? I think it's just one but since I second guessed myself, I just wanted to be certain. Otherwise I think the plant looks healthy.

More pictures in the next reply.

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A side view. Closeup in the next reply.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 12:13AM
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Last one, a closeup of the crown. Is my plant just bald on the one side or is it actually two plants?

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 12:14AM
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Looking at that last photo, that looks like two plants to me.


    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 2:07PM
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perle_de_or(Zone 7)

I agree it looks like two plants, the second on being smaller.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 4:08PM
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I think you actually might have had 3 plants and one is now nearly naked :)

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 1:45AM
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I agree with dognapper, there are at least three crowns though, the bald one may be a gonner. It also looks to me as though the media may be a bit dense. You might want to seperate and repot into something a little lighter. But, keep them in small pots.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 8:42AM
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I'm sorry for such a long wait for a reply, Things got crazy around my house during the holidays.

Thank you all for confirming my suspicions. I separated the three crowns and planted the two live ones in mini pots made from dixie cups. I will be picking up some plastic pots for my violets tomorrow (as opposed to the terracotta ones that people were saying would absorb the plants' water).

Thank you again!

    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 9:27PM
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