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African violets have such a sweet flower and is a favorite of so many.
Streptocarpus is in the African Violet family, and these plants have been growing in an western exposure window of my master bath for years! They receive medium to bright indirect light with a wee bit of late afternoon sun. They have a very long bloom period and are just so sweet and cheery.
How to Propagate streptocarpus
- Simply cut a healthy leaf lengthwise along the center vein with scissors.
- Secure the cut edge of the leaves in fresh potting soil; keep moist and place in a zippered plastic bag, leaving it open (or partially open) so there is the right humidity and the soil doesn’t get too dry.
- Give it bright, indirect light and after a few months, you will have many little baby plantlets.
- Separate the new plants into individual containers.
I used to be ambitious and move the orchids outside to our shaded patio so they would receive lots of summer heat and humidity. They did well but got dirty; then as autumn approached, I had to clean them up and them bring back indoors.
For ease in care and tolerance of low light, Pothos is a star performer! Although not grown for flowers, the heart-shaped leaves and bright green color make it a lovely plant to brighten your home or office.
A cutting will root easily in water and when potted in soil, can be attached to a support to grow upright or allowed to trail. A Pothos placed on the top of a bookshelf or hutch will trail and vine beautifully.
Pothos are very easy to grow. Your biggest chore will be keeping the vines from taking over.
They like bright, indirect light but I found them to tolerate low light conditions well.
Allow the soil to dry slightly between watering.
NOTE: All parts of the pothos plant are poisonous if ingested
Growing houseplants adds beauty to your environment, helps improve air quality and can just be relaxing and therapeutic as you care for them.
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