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.

via visual.ly

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.

how to grow african violets from leaf cuttings

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.

via lowes

African Violet Display

via Lowes  

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

via Empress Of Dirt, Youtube.

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 ^

Want More Great Ideas?

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Privacy policy  ·  Cookie policy.

How To Grow Mushrooms At Home

Grow Mushrooms easily all year round! Learn how to grow them in 5 steps with things you already have. We also show you how to grow them in a Laundry Basket and in used coffee grounds. Check out the quick video now.

How To Make Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots

Learn to make Homemade Seed Starter Pots using an everyday item. This genius idea will save you time and money! Expert landscaper Shirley Bovshow is showing us how in her quick video tutorial. Watch her now.

This Self Feeding Fire Lasts 14 Hours

Next time you are camping, you can sleep tight throughout the whole night! Yes, no more stoking the fire as this self-feeding version lasts 14 hours! Bob Hansler is the genius behind this idea and we have his video to show you how. Be sure to share this AMAZING idea with your family and friends too.

How To Rehabilitate Dehydrated Orchids

Are you going loopy because your Orchids are droopy? We have the perfect trick to rehydrate and rehabilitate them to their former glory. This Method is brilliant and uses a much-used pantry item. See how to nurse your Orchids back to the best health of their life with this Pro secret.

How To Make A Paper Plate Cookie Holder

If you're planning on making homemade treats these holidays, you will love to learn how to make a button cute cookie holder using only a paper plate. This hack is pure genius and you won't want to miss it. Check out the details now.

How To Make Your Orchid Plant Rebloom

We love Orchids and if you do too, you will love to learn the secret of how to make them rebloom. Our post features a quick video tutorial that you won't want to miss plus a 6 step Infographic that you need to Pin.

Safe Kitchen Ingredient Pest Control Recipes

Make your own All Natural Homemade Pest Control Recipes using simple ingredients from your Pantry. We cover all the usual bugs and pests and these remedies will keep your home and pets safe. Get your pinnable recipes now.

5 Steps To Pruning Your Roses Like A Pro

Learn how to prune roses properly in 5 simple steps. We have an infographic and a video tutorial to show you how. You'll love these clever tips and you will ensure bountiful blooms as a result. Check out the details now.

How To Treat Black Spots On Roses

Black Spots on roses are a heartbreaking sight for any gardener but the good news is they can be fixed! Today we show you how to make a homemade organic spray and it really works. We have a quick video to show you how.

The Plants That Attract Butterflies To Your Yard

The secret to attracting a flood of butterflies to your garden is what you plant and how! Our post has excellent pinnable charts that show you the best choices. If you're a keen gardener, this information will transform your yard.

4 Ingredient Homemade Dog Flea Shampoo

Learn how to make your own homemade flea shampoo from only 4 simple ingredients. It's all natural and it really works. We've also included a video that shows you how to make a flea collar and itchy dog spray too.

How To Grow Star Jasmine In Pots At Home

Jasmine is a wonderful vibrant plant and has a beautiful fragrance. Learn how to grow it in pots, care for, maintain, prune, harvest, and even re-pot it. We have an excellent video tutorial that you won't want to miss. View now.