African Violet cuttings growing crazy roots but no leaves


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I am propagating about 70 cuttings.

5 have turned into plants, some are rooting and others have developed truly WILD root systems that are growing up out of their seedling pots... But they are not growing new leaves?

At first I thought it was a time thing but newer cuttings have since become plants without developing these crazy roots.

Does anyone know what’s going on??
 

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They are in African violet soil!

They are more moist than usual because I had to leave them for a week.

I have African violet soil in peat cups contained in closed Starbucks cups.

They each have their own greenhouse.

I have considered putting rocks at the bottom to allow for drainage while keeping their personal greenhouse system.
 

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I know little to nothing about African Violets but my wife has a passion for those and orchids. When we moved into our new house this year she put her plants in several locations to see what they liked best. They seemed to like a West facing window best so that’s where they now live. With the house closed up and the heat on it is taking a toll on them but come next spring they will perk right up again.
 
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Shade with light. That never has sounded right to me but they grow in it. I bet those roots are wilding looking and trying to run to more light.
 
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Obviously, you're doing it right as they are thriving with leaves, but as it's from the gesneriad family, like streptocarpus, they like indirect sunlight and the crown should be lifted up or same level as the pot.

With proper conditions and care, African violetscan flower almost year round.
  1. Turn on the Lights. An African violet bloomswhen it receives eight to 12 hours of bright light a day. ...
  2. Cool Down, or Warm Up. ...
  3. Improve Humidity. ...
  4. Fertilize Your African Violet.
How to Force an African Violet to Bloom | Home Guides | SF Gate

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/force-african-violet-bloom-103874.html

From the overcrowded situation, I think your lovely African violets are crying out for more light. When the leaves are big enough, they need to be separated. You're on the right track.

@Silentrunning is right. Try putting pots in various window sill to see how they respond to the light and moisture and add a weak feed. You could use a bigger dome please. Light is crucial.
 
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