We started seven African violet leaves in an AeroGarden unit to see if we could successfully grow plants from leaves. Here are the results:
In the few weeks, we lost two leaves quickly to rot (Rob’s Seduction and Rob’s Shadow Magic). We suspect that the air circulation in the area of the AeroGarden unit is insufficient, leading to the loss of the leaves as well as the additional problems with powdery mildew, surface mold, and rust rot noted below.
At 4 weeks, the back leaves are bleached out from too much light, and Rob’s Seduction is rotting away.
At 60 days, the situation is worse:
Leaf Experiment Unsuccessful
At 60 days, we deem the experiment less than successful. We’ll transplant the growing African violet plantlets, and start the next batch of leaves with better air circulation and less intense light. Stay tuned…