Several weeks ago I posted about my houseplant that had mealybugs. I was especially concerned about treating the African violets, as they do not like their leaves being wet and I had to really soak the plant with Neem oil spray. Well, the worst offender – the one with the most evidence of mealybugs – is beginning to bloom! I guess it is happy.
It really needs dividing and repotting. I had the best African violet pots in Arizona but I have not been able to find similar here, and I’ve not been happy with what I can find. I’ve been reading a lot about African violet care and propagation and have actually had success starting new plants from leaves, both in planting medium and rooting in water. It’s so exciting!