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Violet Inventory

Tuesday, 21 Feb 12 Cloudy 7°C / 45°F

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I was home sick today with a nasty head cold that I’ve had all weekend.Getting kinda bored, I decided to do a full inventory and straighten-up of the AVs. I was able to create a check-list, thanks to Folia’s great features. I tallied all the plants, separating original plants from leaf/sucker-grown, and also tallied all the leaves currently down for rooting, designating which had sprouted babies.

Here is the Inventory breakdown:

  • 69 different varieties
    57 named
    5 species plants
    7 NOID
  • Of the 69 varieties
    35 plants
    32 leaves
    2 sprouts, without a current leaf
  • 45 different variety leaves currently down for propagation
    32 original leaf only (I don’t have the plant)
    35 have currently sprouted babies
  • 9 different variety plants grown from leaf
    22 total plants grown from leaf

I am hoping to have enough of an inventory of mature duplicate plants to be able to sell some this spring. It’s getting close.

As an aside… although they are way too small to try to photograph right now, I found three plants that have the tiniest of new buds – DA99 and Optimara Dali that have bloomed before, and Sizzling Romance that has not bloomed. I also repotted Gillian 1, Shirl’s First Baby, White Madonna 2, Rhapsodie Rebecca 1.
EDITED 25 Feb 2012 – another close inspection, what I thought were buds on Dali and Romance turned out to be tiny new crown leaves. However, there are really buds on DA99, Rhapsodie Rebecca and for the first time Ballet Snowcone 1.


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Day 4682

Saintpaulia - African Violet DA99 blue-purple


Day 131

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Gillian' (VR118.1)


Day 165

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Shirl's First Baby' (SJ1130)


Day 205

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'White Madonna' (VR1112.2)


Day 131

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Rhapsodie Rebecca' (OP104.1)


Day 127

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Optimara Romance' LEAF (CM10)



new sprout second leaf

African Violet Collection garden

Day 463

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Rhapsodie Rebecca' (OP104)


Day 198

Saintpaulia - African Violet 'Ballet Snowcone' (VR113.1)



AV Nursery garden


  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Glad to hear you were so productive, and clearly achieved something so satisfying. Get well soon! :)

    Posted on 22 Feb 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • evergreengirl

    evergreengirl wrote:

    Get well soon! I’m similarly down for a day from work, so will be playing with Folia to help me get better, too. :) You have some serious dedication to African Violets… I’m curious what it is about them that drives you?

    Posted on 22 Feb 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • SneIrish

    SneIrish wrote:

    Thanks for the get well wishes.
    @evergreengirl – Hope you feel better! As far as the AVs, I think there are a few things that keeps me going with them. First, I have always had house plants since I was a kid, and often a lot of them! So it seems only natural to have these plants around the house, plus they produce flowers all year round. They don’t require a lot of pampering care if you don’t want to, for the most part. It is easy to “collect” AVs since there are so many different varieties with seemingly unlimited combinations of flower and leaf types and colors. But mostly, I love propagation, in all the various ways it happens. I am always enthusiastically surprised and awe-struck that I can create a new plant from a piece of leaf or flower stem. These AVs are just amazing, and along with seed-starting, rooting cuttings and winter-sowing, I guess I have to admit I am propagatingly addicted.

    Posted on 22 Feb 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • evergreengirl

    evergreengirl wrote:

    Interesting – I had no idea they flowered year-round. That’s certainly a reason in and of itself to love them! The propagating part does sound fun, though I’ve run out of room with edibles at this point. Thanks for a little insight into your passion. :)

    Posted on 22 Feb 12 (about 3 years ago)

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