Back in January I bought a couple of African violets. One was a deep purple.
At some point - I can't remember when or how - one of the leaves broke off.
It was a healthy looking leaf so I decided to try to root it. For some reason I had a small pot with a compost/vermiculite mix in our little bedroom - where the grow lights are housed.
I stuck the leaf in. I obviously didn't expect much as I didn't take a photo or record the planting. The small pot was left sitting on the windowsill and was given a small amount of water if I thought about it. More often it was ignored until one day I noticed that something was happening.
This made me pay more attention and more shoots appeared.
I made a guess as to when to separate the plantlets from the parent leaf ending up with seven baby plants.
These were placed in a tray of water to soak and have been left in the bedroom to see what becomes of them.
The original leaf had lots of roots and if allowed would no doubt have parented more small plants.
I decided that to potentially grow seven identical African violets was probably more than enough.
Maybe I should try and replicate this with my other violet - or should I just quit whilst I am ahead?