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Purchasing leaves

Posted by stephanielvt Midwest (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 16, 08 at 13:41

Anyone know of websites where I can get some unique AV leaves? Where I live, all you can find are the typical colors and varieties. Also, while I have your attention...when I start plants from my own leaves, what are your opinions on needing or not needing a growth hormone. They seem to be doing really well without, but am I wasting my time? Thanks!


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RE: Purchasing leaves

I never use a growth hormone and I have great success with leaves. Seems like a needless expense to me.


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Hi Stephanie,
If you are looking for unusual leaves to start plants look in ebay for hybrids by David Senk. He has put out some of the weirdest AV's I have ever seen. Other than that, check the vendor sites at AVSA.org. Follow the link to see a few Senk hybrids.
The use of rooting hromone generally produces a multitude of roots but it takes longer to push up plantlets using it. I never use a rooting hormone.
Fred in NJ

Here is a link that might be useful: ebay


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Ahh! Thanks guys! I'm glad I didn't use the rooting hormone. Thanks for the links too!


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Stephanie - I've found some great deals on ebay for leaf sets. My last purchase was for 10 varieties, 2-3 leaves from each variety, and the seller threw in 2-3 leaves each of 3 MORE varieties just for the heck of it. I've got AV babies coming out my ears!


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If you are joining AVSA for the first time, you can get 10 leaves free from Buckeye Violets in Ohio. Details on her web site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pat's Patch


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