We love African Violets and if you do too, you will be excited to learn how to grow them from Leaf Cuttings. We have a video to show you how.

Today we’re excited to share with you how to grow African Violets from Leaf Cuttings. If you, like us, are a fan of these popular flowering plants, you will love propagating them at home. As we all know, plants from nurseries are so expensive these days.

Learning how to regrow from what you have on hand makes real dollars and sense. African Violets have delicate, soft ruffled petals and it’s hardly surprising they are so loved by gardeners and homeowners.

How To Grow African Violets From Leaf Cuttings

What Are African Violets?

African Violets, otherwise known as Saintpaulia, originate from East Africa.

They are native to Tanzania and adjacent southeastern Kenya and whilst traditionally purple, they come in an assortment of other pretty colors too.

What Colors Do They Come In?

You will notice that the flowers cluster in rosettes and have a slightly hairy appearance and texture. This makes African Violet’s real dust magnets. Be sure to keep their leaves debris free.

As mentioned earlier, when most think of African Violets, they immediately conjure up a purple flower.

You may be surprised to discover that they come in a variety of other hues ranging from blue through to violet.

Lavender, pink, red-violet, blue-violet, lavender-pink, and white are also available.

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Can African Violets Grow Indoors?

African Violets along with Peace Lily, Jasmine Plant, and Rhododendrons are one of the most popular indoor plants.

They are one of the very few houseplants that will put on a continuous display of flowers throughout the year.

If your African Violets struggle with flowering, it will most likely be that it is not getting enough light.

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How Long Do African Violets Live?

An African violet (Saintpaulia) can last indefinitely, according to the Bay State African Violet Society. It’s not unusual for them to live 50+ years with proper care.

How Often Do They Need Watering?

When it comes to watering your African Violets they should be allowed to dry out between drinks. If the top of the soil is dry to the touch, it’s time for water. Also, water close to roots, not directly on the leaves.

Do African Violets Like Direct Sunlight?

Best suited to a north-facing window and out of direct sunlight, African Violets also like a constant temperature between 68 and 75 degrees.

There are 3 things that will hinder the growth of your plant. Overwatering, direct sunlight, and chilling.

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African Violet Display

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When we saw the above photo on Lowes we became instantly inspired.

What a wonderful centerpiece and you can easily recreate this look in your own home. All you need is something like a cupcake stand and you are in business.

This idea would work well for herbs and succulents other favorite house plants also. Let your creative juices run wild!

Grow African Violets From Leaf Cuttings Video

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Now that you are up to speed with African Violets, it’s time to learn how to propagate them from leaf cuttings. This video tutorial from Melissa at Empress of Dirt is perfect for the beginner.

We highly recommend that you view, this way you will get the best possible results. To see Melissa in action, click Play above ^

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How To Grow African Violets From Cuttings

We love African Violets and if you do too, learn how to grow them from leaf cuttings. You will save money and always have an abundance of this beautiful and vibrant plant. Be sure to watch the video tutorial now.