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Four Years Later . . .


Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. She has grown and developed so much. I cannot say the same for my four-year-old living stones (Lithops spp.), which I started from seed!

Long-necked African Violet

My African violets always seem to develop long “necks”—their main stem has a long section that’s bare of leaves. What can I do to correct a long neck on an African violet?

Dividing an African Violet

I noticed my African violet seems to have two growing centers from which new leaves are coming. It is giving the plant a very odd shape and I’d like to split it into two new plants. Are there any tricks to dividing an African violet?