With the Best of IntentionsI really did mean to blog more often as my collection of African Violets started over nearly a year ago. But there wasn't that much to see! 4 plants and a dozen or more leaves set to propagate have morphed into about 40 plants on 2 lighted shelves. 4 or 5 duplicates were sent off to live on daughter Sara's windowsills.
Updated Inventory list and how they did producing plantlets:
Bogeyman - leaf produced 2 plants. Neither are showing much of any variegation they started out with.
Cirelda - 2 plants, one of which is doing nicely although still no blooms. One I dropped upside down all the way to the floor and is still trying to recover.
Hearts Aglow - ONE. Finally growing out fairly nicely although not many leaves left once I removed all smaller than row above "baby" leaves. @
Honky Tonk Blues - Three. Prolific! the leaves set a year ago produced plantlets now blooming or about to. One went to Sara in bud stage. I like the leaves and it shapes up well without much effort on my part. But how many purple AVs does a person need?
Jolly Eyes - ONE.
Mac's Just Jeff - TWO. Only two. And their variegation is different. I like them both although I don't know which is most likely true. @
Mickey Mouse - Three Plantlets just coming into bloom. I love this one and will try to keep it always. Leaves will be stuck in solo cups unashamedly! As soon as I find where I put them.
Midnight Rascal - Two, both bobbleheads I can't seem to grow out a nice crown of. But I want it, so still trying!
Ness' Angel Eyes - Prolific...and I kept every plantlet produced apparently! 10 duplicates of this one. Really? Hasn't bloomed yet but a couple may be nearing that stage. 5 got put into a "Strawberry" planter for experimenting. Because that's what you do to justify keeping TEN plantlets.
Ness' Angel Glitter - ONE? Gave Sara one ... pretty sure. Note to self: Put one up for good measure!
Pastel Princess - Three. Bloom droppers. But Girl Leaves! Lower leaves let go every once in a while. Maybe too wet.
Persian Lace - Give it up! One original leaf left. 2 or 3 plantlets started to show and then failed. Why am I still watering this one?
Precious Rose - One. Not that precious yet and sitting at the edge of the trash bin. @
Rob's Cool Fruit - TWO! Determined to grow these out. One needed suckers removed twice already.
Sugar Bear Blues - Two. This was a variety I got when Tom and I drove to MA to see the AV show. Plantlets just coming into bloom. I love this one (also) and will try to keep it always. Leaves will be stuck in solo cups unashamedly! It kind of looks just like Mickey Mouse.
Tequila Rose - One. Meh. Bobblehead and leaves curl. Should pitch it. @
Tiger Trail - Three. The only survivor from a previous collection. They have lost their variegation but still I keep hope alive. @
Tropical SUNSHINE (not Sunrise) I checked my invoice and I incorrectly wrote sunrise on the label. I have one. It bloomed YELLOW this week. One blossom.
Twist 'n' Shout - Two. Both "twisted" growth with crowns that don't seem able to get around itself. So I shout at them. Experimenting with LED tubes.
(@ = Disregard the solo cup with a few leaves put down for good measure.)