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Cauterizing unwanted startups

Posted by rjbcrest (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 14, 10 at 10:31

When I start new violets, I find that there is more than one violet almost always. I find it very difficult to segment them. Even when I have separated them, they often start up a new violet on the mother plant, which i cut away with tweezers. But it often starts up again. Does anyone know how to cauterize these little startups once and for all?

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RE: Cauterizing unwanted startups

Hello rjbcrest,
Welcome to the board. I hope you'll stick around.

That's the way those babies grow, so to speak :) We call them "suckers" and what you're doing is the thing that we all do.

When you repot the plant/suckers, perhaps you could look for the source of those new suckers/plants and break it away.

If you're wanting a way to prevent suckers from ever returning or appearing, you are in for a long and dead end haul.

Many of us just break them off (with a sucker plucker or something) and some even try to start new plants from those suckers.


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