The leaves are in plain water. I have added water to it once or twice. they have been rooting since late November.
My mom always had a violet leaf or two in the kitchen window. They were always the same -- She'd put water in a juice glass cover it with plastic wrap and secure it with a rubberband. Then she'd carefully poke a whole in the plastic big enough to put the leaf through. She might have two in a glass. But the leaves never touched each other much.
Jiffy, mailing them would be over my head. They are such tender leaves. I might just as well pot them.
The problem with giving them as gifts - well, we're back to the 15 friends, but otherwise the real issue is still -- potting and taking care of 15 babies. Man, is that ever more responsibility than I want.
I must email that teacher again. There has to be a classroom near here just dying to plant
Better yet, tell Loz that Kirkland's at Hagerstown outlets is giving away rooted violet leaves
I really miss using the bowl they are in. But, martha should market this bowl for this purpose -- the oval opening is perfect.