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How do you separate an African Violet without damaging it? (Details follow)

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11266points) July 27th, 2010

I have two African violets that were given to me and they are quite healthy. One is a miniature and another is regular-sized. (I actually have more, but these two are referenced in this question.)

These two violets are now crowded in their pot and now have two centerpoints…I think they need to be separated and re-potted in two separate pots. Anyone know how I can do this without damaging them?

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YARNLADY's avatar

Remove the dirt ball from the pot, and gently shake until all the loose dirt is removed. They should come apart easily after that. If not, run some cold water on the roots to separate them.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@YARNLADY….....Thank you!!!

you rock :)

marinelife's avatar

Make sure you do not get the water on the leaves!

sccrowell's avatar

If you PM my husband @whatthefluther I’m sure he could tell you! We have a Bay window in our kitchen, that (had) <—- WTF doesn’t know this, yet. We had 14 or 15 pots of African Violets, that is, until I killed them all. (He’s had these plants for 8 to 10 years I believe they started from one or two plants. Well, he definitely knows now or will shortyly.

__PS. Gary, I truly did not intentionally set out to kill them all, It just kind of happened. I think that Bailey did it!__

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