Their beautiful bloom and the velvety leaves are the two reasons that I continue to try to grow them. My Aunt Kathleen had such a green thumb when it came to growing these beauties. She had so many of them in every color under the sun! Last fall I got some leaves from a friend and tried once again to get them to grow. I got really frustrated and took these steps.
I know this works because I finally got six plants started and more seem to be coming on. Proceed!
It took about two months before I really started seeing results. Truthfully, I didn’t figure it would work so I took several cuttings and put them in a tin foil pan that I filled with the Miracle Gro just as directed above. I had about 10 – 15 cuttings in that 10″ by 12″ tin foil casserole pan that I bought at the grocery store.
In March those plants took off and I had a pan full of 5″- 7″ plants and little ones coming up under the big ones.
It was time to come out of the foil pan and go into individual pots. Sunday afternoon I went to work separating (gently) from the pan and re-potting in nice little pots I got at Dollar Tree for $1 each.
Now, I wait and see how they all do and when I have pots full of bloom, I’ll show them off in another post.