Reproduction of violets. Part 2

If you have already selected the required sheet, now you need to root it. If you have only one leaf, and you just need it to work out, then you need to use water for rooting. This should be done for two reasons. First: if you plant a leaf immediately in the ground, it may not take root, which means it will disappear. Second: all ongoing processes will be visible in the water and if something does not work out, you can always intervene and correct the situation.

Rooting a cutting of a violet in water

In order for the leaf to take root in the water, the length of the cutting should be about four centimeters. Let me explain why. It is not necessary longer, because then the stalk will turn over the container in which it stands. You can deepen it, but you don’t need to. I also do not recommend choosing a shorter sheet. In case of decay, you will not be able to cut off the spoiled edge. Although sometimes, if you only have a leaf blade, rooting can occur too. There are such cases.

Rooting a cutting of a violet in water

So, you have chosen a piece of paper. Cut the edge of the cutting diagonally to increase the area, then there will be more roots.

Find the right vessel. Better with a narrow neck, but a 50-100 gram plastic cup may work. Pour boiled water into a glass, lower the stalk there. Make sure that the handle does not rest against the bottom or the walls of the vessel, because it can bend. Then it will be more difficult to plant it, and future roots can sprout to the side. There is a little trick to prevent this. You can cut a hole in a piece of paper, put it on a cup, insert a handle there. So that the leaf itself does not touch the water, and the handle does not rest against the glass.

Then place the violet leaf in a bright, warm place. The main thing is that there are no drafts. When the roots germinate from half to one centimeter, plant the cutting in the ground – this is our next article – rooting the cutting in the ground.