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I have never sown African Violet from seed but have used leaf cutting.
I imagine that the seeds are tiny. If so, surface sow in seeding mix, or moist spaghmum moss that is damp. Light means that the seeds have to be sown on top of the soil as an tiny seeds need. They don't need regular light until they sprouted.
Below is a seed site that may have more information.
The biggest question is do they seedlings need to be misted with water and have moist soil, unlike adult plants that aren't supposed to get leaves wet and can't have soil too wet for extended amount of time. All I know is seedlings need ample light to sprout and sown on top which I have done.
I have sprouts! I mixed AV soil with extra perlite and vermiculite, put in a plastic container and covered it with clear plastic wrap to retain humidity, I have seedlings and every few days I mist them they seem to need the extra moisture they are near a sunny windowsill but not direct sunlight.
KEITH2012 Did you surface sow? I was given some seeds and they are not tiny. They are about half the size of bearded iris seeds. Did you put them in the sunny window right away or after they sprouted? I'll wait to hear from you before I plant them.
murkov2 wrote:KEITH2012 Did you surface sow? I was given some seeds and they are not tiny. They are about half the size of bearded iris seeds. Did you put them in the sunny window right away or after they sprouted? I'll wait to hear from you before I plant them.
Yes, African violet seeds need sunlight to sprout and so must be surface sown. They got sunlight from the day I planted the seeds. I kept the soil moist by gently spraying a fine mist from spray bottle of water, if you pour water you risk covering seeds and they won't sprout than.