Why I’m tempted to make more babies

Why I'm tempted to make more babies

I love babies. I love being a mom.

I also love houseplants. I love propagating plant cuttings to make new babies. I also have a bit of an obsession with african violets.

African violets are easy to propogate as it only takes a leaf to make babies. I am always so tempted to take a few leaves and plant them in soil in hopes of multiplying them. I may attempt to propogate a leaf or two from each of my plants as a backup to the mother plant.

This past winter was pretty horrid on my african violets. I had to cover them to help keep them warm and insulated overnight. I use plastic containers to house them in so that I can water them from the bottom. I was able to use cheap hotel shower caps as a cover for over several plants at a time.

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I almost lost a few of my miniature plants. Thankfully, they are slowly recovering. However, I can tell the cold winter really affected my plants overall because they are not blooming or growing stems as they should be. I did cut back on fertilizing, so that could be it too.

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Not only am I limited on space as an apartment dweller, we are also planning on moving back to the west coast in a few years. Every time we have moved, I have had to throw my plant collection away and start over.

I hate moving. However, I cannot wait until we move back home. I miss my family.

This time around, I hope to take some of my plants with us. I am torn. Should I propogate for more babies?

I could always start over with my plants too. Perhaps I should just enjoy my plants as much as possible and propogate as much as I can until the time comes for us to move?


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Stephanie is a wife and mom. She has been married for over twelve years and started blogging shortly after getting married. When not blogging at Beauty Brite, she can be found spending time with her husband and son, catching up on Netflix, or working out. Feel free to contact Stephanie for more information on how she can help your company.

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